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Cairo international Airport

Location: 22km north east of Cairo, 40km of Giza pyramids.
Geographical Coordinates: Latitude:30° 8' 15'' N, Longitude: 31° 24' 24'' E
Elevation: 116m / 382f
Address: Airport Road, Heliopolis, 11776 Cairo, Egypt.
Tel: +20 2 2655000, 2653413

Cairo international airport history

The current airport was built on the land of the American Bayn Field air-force base which was established in the forties to serve the alliance forces in World war II. It was later managed by the Civil Aviation authority which named it "King Farouk airport".

In 1963 Cairo International airport replaced the old airport located in Heliopolis area with better facilities to have a capacity of 5 million passengers a year.

During the seventies several halls were constructed to add o the passenger capacity of the airport. In the eighties a second terminal was built to serve an additional 3.5 million passengers per year.

A development plan is going underway to modernize the facilities and increase the airport passenger capacity to 22 million. Currently Cairo airport consists of 3 terminals built at the highest standards equipped with the latest technological devices to offer its passengers high quality aviation services.

Cairo international airport quick facts:


  1. Direction: 05L/23R length = 3,301m, 10,830f
  2. Direction: 05C/23C length = 3,999m, 13,120f
  3. Direction: 05R/23L length = 4,000m, 13,124f

Number pf Terminals: Three

Scheduled Airlines operating in Cairo airport

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Saudi Arabian Airlines
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Sudan Airways
Sun Air
Swiss International Air Lines
Syrian Air
Tunis Air
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Wataniya Airways

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Trans Mediterranean Airways
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