EgyptAir Holding has settled on the C-Series to replace its EgyptAir Express (MSE, Cairo Int'l) unit's fleet of twelve E170s, the Daily Egypt News has said.

Quoting unnamed airline sources, the report claims the Egyptian carrier group has committed to twelve AC!CS3s. It did not reveal if the jets would be acquired direct from Bombardier Aerospace (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) or via a third party lessor.

As previously reported, EgyptAir Express is planning to dispose of its twelve Embraer Regional Jets during 2018/19 as part of a larger fleet renewal plan that will see EgyptAir (MS, Cairo Int'l) withdraw a total of twenty-five aircraft from service over the course of next year. Aside from the Embraers, four A321-200s are to be disposed of in 2018 while four remaining A320-200s will be sold off in 2018/19. A total of seven A330s are also to be decommissioned in 2019 with three A330-200s to be retained for conversion into freighters for EgyptAir Cargo (MSX, Cairo Int'l).