The most important airports in Egypt

6 November, 2012 0 Comments


When you’re planning your flight to Egypt reminds us that, although the company of the country is Egyptair, there are many airlines that working with Egypt, as for example Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Turkish Airlines. On the other hand, with an economy based mainly on the tourism industry, it is logical that Egypt has several airports to accommodate the millions of tourists who visit it every year.

The most important airports in Egypt are:

– Cairo International Airport (IATA code: CAI):

The International Airport of Cairo is the largest volume of flights and passengers recorded throughout the country and the second of the entire African continent, being also the most important civil airport of the Egyptian capital.

This airport is located about 15 kilometers from the center of the city and is divided into 3 terminals. Joins the Cairo through two routes, being its main access route from the Salah Salem, which crosses from Heliopolis to the heart of the city. The bus connects the airport with the Heliopolis, Nasr City, Cairo, Gizeh, Mohandesin, Zamalek, Maadi and Haram (area of the pyramids). There is also a taxi service.

– Luxor International Airport (IATA code: LXR):

The Luxor Airport is seven kilometers from the city of the same name. This airport can be reached by a bus service with regular lines or by taxi, having a stop in the arrivals area.

There are several charter flights that have this airport as a base because it is the link for popular destinations, such as the Nile river or the Valley of the Kings, for tourists. The airport also has a cafeteria, restaurant and a car rental service.

– International Airport of Sharm el-Sheikh (IATA code: SSH):

The airlines that operate in this airport fly to major cities in Europe. In this sense, is the second in terms of passenger traffic, after Cairo.

Located 10 kilometers away from Sharm el-Sheikh, the airport is linked to the city through services of minibuses and taxis take around 20 minutes to complete the tour. Like the rest of the major airports of Egypt, offers car rental, currency exchange, atms, duty-free shop and restaurants.

– Hurghada International Airport (IATA code: HRG):

The Hurghada airport is located just eight kilometers from the city of Hurghada and is connected with it via buses and taxis, whose stops you can find in the arrivals area of the airport.

However, the lines of minibuses do not have a specific time, only leave when they are full of passengers. The journey between the airport and the city in these minibuses is about 20 minutes. In the Hurghada Airport you can also find at your disposal all the basic services.

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