The fleet consists of four Airbus A321/200, 7 Airbus A340/200, 4 Airbus A330/200, 13 Airbus A320/200, 4 Boeing 737/500 4 Boeing 777/200, 6 Boeing 777-300 and 20 Boeing 737-800. Egypt Air Express' fleet consists of 12 Embraer 170.
The predecessor of Egyptair was founded in Cairo in 1932 by the name of Misr Airwork 1932. Initially, the airline operated taxi flights to neighbouring African destinations and the Middle East. The airline's name was changed after the Second World War to Misrair.
United Arab Airlines was founded together with Syrian Airlines in 1958, Syrian left shortly after. Egypt then operated the company alone. The name was kept for international flights, while the regional routes fell within the remit of Misrair. The airline only operated flights under its present name in 1971 as a merger of Misrair and United Arab Airlines.
Egyptair initially operated with aircraft of Soviet design. In the early nineties the fleet was gradually renewed and both Airbus and Boeing aircraft were used. Egypt Air flies to 66 international destinations, with over 400 weekly flights from Cairo and other cities to the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.