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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.

In Cairo International Airport there are several kinds of transportation, this according to your preferences:

Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus (NEW): You should pre-book at our newly established Shuttle Bus service, it is comfortable, prompt & direct from or to the airport according to your own preference, the latest fleet of vehicles is vast in terms of space & air-conditioned.

Taxi Services: At Cairo International Airport taxis are available at any time, and operated on a flat fee basis. Official Cairo taxis are predominantly black and white, but Alexandria taxis are black and orange. There are also 7-seated Peugeot taxis varied in color and size, but they all have an emblem and number painted on the driver's door.
Note: Fees are the same as the limousine service.

Limousines: Limousine service is offered by 19 different companies for your convenience; ask for valet assistance once you're outside the terminal.

Public Air-Conditioned Buses: The Airport Bus Service both air-conditioned & non air-conditioned operates from Terminal 1 (see maps). There are several stop bus stations; at Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Mohandesin, and along Pyramids Road in Giza.

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