EgyptAir is the flag carrier airline of Egypt. The airline is based at Cairo International Airport, its main hub, operating scheduled passenger and freight services to more than 75 destinations. An extensive network of domestic services is focused on Cairo, Egypt’s capital. The airline is a member of Star Alliance.
The airline was founded in 1932 as Misr Airwork. Regular services were begun in 1933 and in 1934 international services began. Misr Airwork’s routes were taken over by the Egyptian government in 1939. Postwar the airline used the name Misrair. Misrair was renamed United Arab Airlines (UAA) in 1960.
The airline underwent a major corporate re-engineering in 2002, when its structure was changed from a governmental organization into a holding company with subsidiaries. Egypt Air wholly owns EgyptAir Express and Air Sinai. The airline has stakes in Air Cairo and Smart Aviation Company.