Egypt: Press Release - Development of Airports

Press Release


751 Million Egyptian Pounds To Establish

and Develop Airports in Egypt

The Egyptian Cabinet approved a national aviation plan to establish new airports and develop existing ones. The aviation plan has been included in the current investment plan of Egyptian State with an estimated cost of L.E. 751 million.

The plan includes the following:

A. Developing six international airports (according to international standards) in Hurghada. Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, Taba and West of Alexandria; as well as three domestic airports for international use in El Tor (South Sinai), El Arish (North Sinai) and Port- Said.

B. Developing eleven domestic airports in Abu Simbel, Mersa Matrouh (West of Alexandria), St Catherine (South of Sinai), El goura (North Sinai), Assiout, the five airports of the New Valley: El Kharga, El-Farafra, El-Dakhla, El Baharia, and Shark El-Ouwainat, as well as Imbaba (Cairo).

C. Establish three new airports to be implemented by the private sector in Mersa Alm on the Red Sea, El Alamein ( West of Alexandria) and Dahab (South Sinai).

D. Developing airports belonging to the Air Forces for civil use in Ras Banas on the Red Sea, Siwi Oasis, and Kowessna (North of Cairo) as well as other airports serving petroleum companies in Suez, Ras Sedr, Abou Roudeiss and Gabal El Zait.

The Egyptian Cabinet also approved the lands allocation for the above mentioned airports for immediate execution by the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and to be completed according to schedule, including airports of the Ministries of Defense and Petroleum