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Sharm El Sheikh international airport

IATA: SSH, ICAO: HESH
Latitude: 27.979357 (27 58' 38.23" N)
Longitude: 34.385254 (034 23' 41.82" E)

Sharm el Sheikh International airport is located around 22 km of the city center (20 minutes drive). The airport is operated by the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation and handling over 7 million passengers every year (7,430,940 passengers in 2009). Sharm El Sheikh airport was originally an air force base since 1968 during Israeli occupation of Sinai until it was handed to Egypt in 1979 after the camp David peace treaty, it was converted to a civilian airport.

Sharm El Sheikh airport Sharm el sheikh terminal

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Airport General information

Address: Ras Nasrani, Sharm El Sheikh
Tel: +20 69-360-0302
Tel: +20 69-362-3304
Tel: +20 69-362-3305
Fax: +20 (69) 3601140

Airport terminals

Currently there are 2 terminals at the airport and a third one is to be built soon in order to the increased number of passengers flying to Sharm El Sheikh. The current airport annual capacity is 8,000,000 passengers which will jump to 15,000,000 when terminal 3 is in existence.

The main terminal of Sharm El Sheikh airport (Terminal 1) features:

  • 40 check-in counters.
  • 8 gates (2 domestic and 6 international gates).
  • Parking area can accommodate 250 cars and 100 buses.

Airport facilities:

  • Currency exchange
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Duty free shop
  • Gifts and souvenirs shops
  • Car parking
  • Car rentals

Car hire services is available at the airport from several companies at the airport. You can also hire a car using our car rentals search form.

Public Transport
Regular taxis and tourist taxis operate from the airport. You can take a cab from outside the airport. There are also Minibuses which you can take to go to Sharm El Sheikh places.

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