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AlMasria Universal Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsCairo International Airport
Fleet size6
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key people
  • Ahmed Ismail (Chairman)
  • Ahmed Gadallah (President & CEO)

AlMasria Universal Airlines (Arabic: المصرية العالمية للطيران) is an Egyptian private airline based in Egypt. The airline operates scheduled and charter services from Egypt. 'AlMasria' is derived from the Arabic word for 'Egyptian'.


Plans for AlMasria Universal Airlines were announced in 2008 and the airline launched operations in June 2009. In an interview in April 2009 the appointed company president and CEO, Hassan Aziz stated that the airline would launch operations in 2009 to take advantage of low prices during the global financial crisis to tap demand for air travel in the most populous Arab country. The first aircraft arrived in Egypt in April 2009 and the second one in August 2009. Both aircraft are leased from BOC Aviation. The airline's CEO stated the plans call for a further 3 A320 will join during the first year of operation. An eventual fleet of 10 aircraft is planned by 2014. "We aim to dry-lease the first aircraft for the first three years", says Aziz. "After five years we aim to buy aircraft from Airbus by 2014. We don't want to load the balance sheet by buying $250 million in assets at the start."

In December 2009 the airline became the first international airline to operate flights to Saudi Arabia's Yanbu Airport. In June 2010 the airline repeated the milestone at Qassim Regional Airport. Previously both Yanbu and Qassim airports were domestic airports. Both flights originate from Cairo International Airport. The company also offers cargo services in the bellyhold of its passenger fleet. Maintenance is outsourced completely to Egyptair under a total service agreement, with the airline also training AlMasria flight crew and the technical team. Ground-handling will be through Egyptair, with passenger services undertaken by Egypt Aviation Services and catering by a new venture between Egyptair and Lufthansa's LSG Sky Chefs.

In 2017, the airline scaled back scheduled operations and resumed charter services and ACMI operations (including Tunis Air).


The AlMasria Universal Airlines route network consists of the following destinations:[1]

City Country Airport Notes
Al-Qassim Region  Saudi Arabia Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport
Alexandria  Egypt Borg El Arab Airport
Cairo  Egypt Cairo International Airport Hub
Hurghada  Egypt Hurghada International Airport
Jeddah  Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz International Airport
Kazan  Russia Ğabdulla Tuqay Kazan International Airport [2]
Milan  Italy Orio al Serio International Airport
Perm  Russia Bolshoye Savino Airport Begins 28 December 2023[3]
Sharm El Sheikh  Egypt Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
Ta'if  Saudi Arabia Ta'if Regional Airport
Tabuk  Saudi Arabia Tabuk Regional Airport
Yanbu  Saudi Arabia Yanbu Airport
Parma  Italy Parma Giuseppe Verdi Airport


AlMasria Universal Airlines Airbus A330-200

As of February 2020, The AlMasria Universal Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

AlMasria Universal Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 1 177 177
1 180 180
Airbus A330-200 1[5] TBA 302
Boeing 737-400 2 168 168
Boeing 737-500 1 129 129
Total 6


  1. ^ "AlMasria Airlines Route Network". AlMasria Universal Airlines. Archived from the original on 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Казан аэропортыннан Мисырга яңа авиарейслар җибәрелде". Казан шәһәренең җирле үзидарә органнарының рәсми порталы. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Египетская авиакомпания будет выполнять полеты из Перми в Шарм-эль-Шейх до конца марта". (in Russian). Business Class. 25 December 2023. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  4. ^ "Fleet". Archived from the original on 2020-02-16. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  5. ^ Flightradar24. " - Live flight tracker!". Flightradar24.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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