Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Cairo International Airport is the busiest airport in Egypt and the primary hub for Star Alliance member EgyptAir. The airport is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city. Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa after OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa. Over 65 airlines use Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe (especially with facilities for the A380). The airport has three terminals with a third (and largest) opening on 27 April 2009. A fourth runway is currently under construction (opens late 2009) and a single cargo terminal. Runway 05L/23R is 3,300m long, 05C/23C has a length of 4,000m and 16/34 is 3,180m (all of the runways are 60m wide). The fourth runway (05R/23L), which is south of the existing airfield is 4,000m by 65m and will be suitable for the Airbus A380.
The airport has three terminals with a third (and largest) opening on 27 April 2009
Terminal "A" serves passengers traveling within bounds of Ukraine. In the terminal there are comfortable waiting room (first floor), toilet (ground floor), currency exchange points, domestic flights information desk and airline offices. Cozy cafes and car park are located close to terminal "A".
Terminal "B" serves passengers from foreign flights. In the terminal there are varieties of shops, cafe and bars, offices of airlines, travel agencies and banks, business center and Internet access, luggage facilities. Duty-free shops and restaurant are located on the first floor.
Terminal "C" serves VIP passengers. Terminal is located to the right from terminal "B". There is car park close to the terminal. In the VIP terminal at your disposal there are cozy lounges, telecommunication facilities, conference and banquet rooms. High level of servicing, kindness to client's wishes and benevolence are guaranteed.
Transfer Between Terminals
A free shuttle bus links the two terminals, which are about 3km (2 miles) apart.
The airport can be reached from Cairo city centre, across the 6th October Bridge, via Salah Salem Road which leads to Heliopolis. The airport and Heliopolis are well signposted from the city centre. The airport is located off the Al-Orouba main road.
Short-term car parking is available for about 1,000 cars and is located within walking distance of the terminal buildings.
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