EgyptAir is the flag carrier of Egypt. The airline’s main hub is located at Cairo International Airport. Founded in 1932, EgyptAir became the first airline to operate in the Middle East and Africa. EgyptAir flies 63 aircraft to 79 destinations in 53 countries around the world with two types of flight classes: Economy Class and Business Class.
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The Economy Class service is available on each EgyptAir aircraft. The EgyptAir Economy Class offers seats made from high-quality materials and spacious legroom, all in competitive fares, to provide maximum comfort to all its passengers. Particularly on long-haul flights, Economy Class passengers get to enjoy in-flight entertainment, which consists of a great selection of movies, music, games, TV shows and special programs for kids.
Each Economy Class passenger will get complimentary refreshments and a selection of drinks. Passengers on long-haul flights will be served with a three-course menu, consisting of an appetizer bread and salad; a choice of main course, such as pasta and chicken; and a choice of dessert, such as a brownie. With every meal made from fresh ingredients, the flight with EgyptAir will become more pleasant.
Every seat in the Business Class cabin is covered in comfortable leather and can be reclined to a 180-degree fully flat position. It is also equipped with a USB port and electricity power socket, so that the passengers can charge their digital devices during the flight. Meanwhile, to keep the passengers entertained, EgyptAir also provides in-flight entertainment, from movies, TV shows and music, to games. Each passenger in EgyptAir’s Business Class will also get an amenity kit consisting of a toothbrush, toothpaste, socks and an eye mask.
Every EgyptAir Business Class passenger gets their in-flight meal services, which consists of an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert, on fancy dinnerware and dining utensils. If the passenger is on a diet program or has a special requirement for their meals, they can submit their special meal request to the EgyptAir staff before departure.
EgyptAir Plus, the passenger loyalty program of EgyptAir, has four membership tiers. They include Blue Card, Silver Card, Gold Card and Platinum Card. EgyptAir Plus members get privileges and rewards based on their membership tier. All, however, must present their membership card at the check-in counters in order to earn miles. Members are able to redeem their mileage for an extra baggage allowance, a flight class upgrade, and a free EgyptAir flight ticket, among others.
EgyptAir has two airport lounges in Cairo International Airport. Both Alioth Lounge and Al Genah Lounge are located on the third floor in Terminal 3 and offer a great selection of main courses, snacks and drinks. Passengers may also take advantage of the lounge’s provided PCs and working rooms to keep up with work. The lounge, which is also open to passengers of the airline’s Star Alliance partners, is also equipped with a WiFi connection.
EgyptAir flight attendants wear a black jacket dress with a pocket on each side of the waist. A scarf in light brown, yellow, black and pink, which the flight attendants wear around their neck, makes the outfit look sophisticated. Since November 2012, some flight attendants have also added a hijab or headscarf to their outfit.
Max. 8 kg
Max. 23 kg (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
2 pcs (max. 8 kg/pc)
Max. 32 kg (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
Max. 8 kg
2 pcs (max. 23 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm/pc)
2 pcs (max. 8 kg/pc)
2 pcs (max. 32 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm/pc)
Please find the check-in time for all EgyptAir flights on the table below. Check-in time may vary if your flight is operated by a partner airline. Please check your e-ticket to ensure.
Recommended Check-in Time
Check-in Time Limit
1 hour 30 minutes before departure
1 hour before departure
Online check-in is also available for EgyptAir flights. Please follow the steps below.
In general, refunds are permitted for personal reasons (self-cancellation, sickness, pregnancy, or death of a passenger), cancellation/rescheduling by the airline, force majeure, or double booking. However, different airlines have different policies regarding acceptable refund reasons. Please visit EgyptAir Refund Policy for a complete information on refund.
You can easily change your flight schedule and itinerary using Easy Reschedule. Some airlines allow changes to date, time, route, and airline, while some only allow changes to date and time.
Please refer to EgyptAir Reschedule Terms & Conditions to find the complete guide to rescheduling your flight. If your flight is not eligible for Easy Reschedule, please contact EgyptAir directly to reschedule.
Founded in 1932, EgyptAir (IATA code: MS) is known as the first airline to operate in the Middle East and Africa. EgyptAir operates its flight service via its main hub in Cairo International Airport. With a fleet of 63 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, EgyptAir connects its passengers to 79 destinations in 53 countries worldwide, with 144 flight frequencies daily. EgyptAir also became the seventh airline in the world to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In order to benchmark its operations against internationally-recognized standards, EgyptAir obtains and maintains certificates by international bodies, such as IOSA – IATA Operational Safety Audit, EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency, ISO – International Organization for Standardization, and ISAGO – IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations. In operating its flight service, EgyptAir offers two types of flight classes, which are Economy Class and Business Class. The Economy Class service is available in every EgyptAir aircraft. This flight class is designed to provide maximum comfort for all its passengers by way of its seat material, spacious legroom and competitive fare. Economy Class passengers on long-haul flights will get to enjoy in-flight entertainment, such as movies, music, games, TV shows, and special programs for kids. Meanwhile, the EgyptAir Business Class service is suitable for passengers on long-haul flights. Every seat is covered with a comfortable leather material and can be reclined to a 180-degree fully flat position. It is also equipped with a USB port and a power socket, so that the passengers can charge their digital devices during the flight. To appreciate its loyal passengers, EgyptAir offers a frequent flyer program called EgyptAir Plus. They can present their membership card at the check-in counters before their flight to earn miles from the distance of their journey. Members are able to redeem their mileage for an extra baggage allowance, a flight upgrade and a free EgyptAir flight ticket. EgyptAir provides different baggage allowance for different flight class. Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry two piece of checked baggage with a maximum total weight of 23 kg, while Business Class passengers get to check in two pieces of baggage with a maximum total weight of 32 kg. In addition to that, EgyptAir allows Economy Class passengers to bring one piece of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg, and Business Class passengers two pieces of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg each. The check-in counters for international flights open three hours before the departure and close at least 60 minutes before the flight. Meanwhile, for domestic flights, the check-in counters open two hours before the departure and close at least 30 minutes before the flight. EgyptAir passengers can also check-in online via the EgyptAir official website or the EgyptAir mobile app.
EgyptAir’s journey began when Alan Muntz, the chairman of Airwork airline, visited Egypt in 1931. Muntz had wanted to open a new airline and the government of Egypt granted a permission. A new airline called Misr Airwork was then born in 1932, but it didn’t start operating until 1933. About decade later during World War II, the Egyptian government took over the airline and changed its name to Misr Airlines, which then was changed again to Misrair in 1946. Following the formation of the United Arab Republic by Egypt and Syria, Misrair changed its name to United Arab Airlines (UAA) in 1958. Then in 1971, following the split of Egypt and Syria, the airline changed its name yet again to its current name EgyptAir. The airline inherited UAA’s staff, equipment, assets and liabilities, but in 2002, the airline underwent a major corporate re-engineering, where its structure was changed from a governmental organization to a holding company with subsidiaries. Since the restructure, EgyptAir has achieved many certificates from international bodies. In 2004, EgyptAir became the first airline in Africa to have an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). Four years later, precisely in July 2008, EgyptAir officially became the 21st member of Star Alliance, the biggest global alliance in the world. This has become one of the most important milestones in EgyptAir’s journey, allowing EgyptAir to offer better flight connections and more comfortable travel. Thanks to this, now EgyptAir’s passengers also get an access to dozens of airport lounges worldwide. EgyptAir is the only airline based in the Middle East and North Africa that is part of the Global Star alliance. In 2009, EgyptAir’s operation at its Cairo International Airport hub were overhauled due to the inauguration of the new Terminal 3 in April 2009. The airline transferred all its operations to the new terminal which offers double the capacity. Under the Star Alliance “Move Under One Roof” campaign at Cairo Airport, all Star Alliance member carriers moved to the new Terminal 3. In 2010, the airline also overhauled operations at its Alexandria hub by transferring operations to Borg El Arab Airport. EgyptAir also has a secondary hub that is located at Hurghada International Airport, Luxor International Airport, and Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. The period of 2009 – 2010 became one of the most important ones for EgyptAir, as the airline announced its new joint venture with Aviation Capital Group (ACG) and the Egyptian private and public shareholders. The joint venture, called Civil Aviation Finance and Operation Leases (CIAF-Leasing), focused its operation on serving flights to the Middle East and Northern Africa, operating narrow body aircraft. After more than 84 years of operation, today EgyptAir operates more than 75 aircraft to 79 destinations worldwide. The airline uses at least nine types of aircraft in its operation. They are Airbus A320-232, Airbus A321-231, Airbus A330-243, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-212, Boeing B737-500, Boeing B737-800, Boeing B777-200, and Boeing B777-300. EgyptAir also owns several subsidiaries, which are Air Cairo, Air Sinai, EgyptAir Cargo, EgyptAir Express and Smart Aviation Company.