EgyptAir (MS, Cairo International) will sell its fleet of twelve A220-300s to Azorra Aviation amid plans to retire the type completely.

In a statement, Azorra said it is acquiring the jets from Egyptair to support the state-owned airline’s ongoing fleet transformation, which includes new A350-900s, due from Airbus as well as eighteen B737-8s due from Air Lease Corporation.

John Evans, CEO and Founder of Azorra said, “These young, well-maintained aircraft with freshly overhauled, updated engines from Pratt & Whitney have strong market demand and are very attractive to Azorra’s rapidly growing customer base.”

EgyptAir first ordered the A220-300s in 2017, back when Bombardier Aerospace still owned the program. The purchase included the rights for a further twelve of the type, which never materialised.

Egyptair’s A220-300s are listed as:

  • SU-GEX (msn 55058). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GEY (msn 55059). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GEZ (msn 55060). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GFA (msn 55061). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GFB (msn 55063). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GFC (msn 55068). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GFD (msn 55062). Stored, delivered in 2019;
  • SU-GFE (msn 55074). Active, delivered in 2020;
  • SU-GFF (msn 55077). Active, delivered in 2020;
  • SU-GFG (msn 55081). Stored, delivered in 2020;
  • SU-GFH (msn 55087). Active, delivered in 2020;
  • SU-GFI (msn 55091). Under maintenance, delivered in 2020.

The ch-aviation module shows EgyptAir's fleet comprises twelve A220-300s, three A320-200s, eight A320-200N, seven A321-200NXs, four A330-200s, four A330-300s, twenty-eight B737-800s, one B737-800(SF)s, six B777-300ERs, and seven B787-9s.

ch-aviation contacted both Azorra and EgyptAir for comment regarding the sale. Azorra confirmed it has sucessfully placed the majority of these aircraft with airline customers around the world, with deliveries set to commence over the next few months.