Aviation Min. launches pilot operation of New Administrative Capital airport
Tuesday، 09 July 2019 - 12:56 PM
Civil Aviation Minister Younis el Masry launched on Tuesday 9/7/2019 the pilot operation of the New Administrative Capital airport.
Tourism Minister Rania el Mashaat attended the event.
Few days ago, a delegation of the Civil Aviation Ministry made a tour of the airport including passenger terminals, passport counter, the free zone, airstrips, and the watchtower.
The airport will promote tourism and alleviate the heavy traffic at the Cairo International Airport.
It will also contribute to developing the Suez and Ain Sokhna ports where logistic and industrial zones will be set up in this area to become an international logistic and industrial hub.
The new airport is set to connect the areas of East Cairo, Sherouk and Badr cities, and the Suez Canal cities. It is supposed to be equipped with state-of-the-art technology especially for the security systems and X-ray for baggage inspection.
It will have the capacity to accommodate 300 passengers per hour, with 45 buildings around the place and a main terminal of over 5,000 square meters of space, which will help ease the load on the Cairo International Airport.
It will also have eight parking lots, which can take up to 500 cars and 20 buses. The airport is equipped to handle big planes, and it was built with the intention of making it easy in the future to expand the capacity.