Founded in 1967 as Trans-Egyptian International Airways, it started as a way to connect Egypt to the world, and as a way to bring tourists and travelers to this ancient land to showcase its' history and culture. It started out with a fleet of 3 Ilyushin IL-18, and 2 Tupolev 114 turboprop airliners. These aircraft lasted with Egyptian for many years, with the last of these being an IL18 registered SU-CAB, being retired and later scrapped in 1986. The rest of the fleet includes a mix of Airbus and Boeing fleets, as long as a few more soviet jets.
While most serving the international airports of London, Lisbon, Johannesburg and New Delhi, and more regional African and Asian destinations such as Dubai, Casablanca and Addis Ababa. Egyptian serves over 250 different destinations around the world.
Air Phoenix was founded as a subsidiary for Egyptian, a dip into the growing low-cost leisure market that was growing at the start of the 2000s. It was created in 2009 and was transferred 3 Boeing 737-400s from Egyptian. These original 3 aircraft grew to a fleet of nearly a hundred by the start of the 20s, peaking at 104 aircraft in 2021. The fleet is quite simple, only including 78 Boeing 737-800s, and 23 Boeing 737 MAX-200s, along with 3 Boeing 737-400s.
Air Phoenix serves mainly European destinations, as a way for travelers to connect to Egypt. Its' top destinations are London Gatwick, Milan, and Copenhagen. All Phoenix aircraft have an Economy + Premium configuration, with certain amenities for purchase. In flight entertainment is not provided on Air Phoenix, but power and WIFI are available.