Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) (Arabic: مطار القاهرة الدولي; Maṭār El Qāhira El Dawly) is the principal international airport of Cairo and the largest and busiest airport in Egypt. It serves as the primary hub for EgyptAir and Nile Air as well as several other airlines.[5][6][7] The airport is located in Heliopolis, to the northeast of Cairo around fifteen kilometres (eight nautical miles) from the business area of the city and has an area of approximately 37 km2 (14 sq mi).

Cairo International Airport

مطار القاهرة الدولي

Maṭār El Qāhira El Dawly
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerEgyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation
OperatorCairo Airport Company
ServesGreater Cairo
LocationHeliopolis
Hub forEgyptAir
Nile Air
Elevation AMSL382 ft / 116 m
Coordinates30°07′19″N 31°24′20″E
Websitecairo-airport.com
Map
CAI
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,301 10,830 Asphalt
05C/23C 3,999 13,120 Asphalt
05R/23L 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers14,711,500
Economic impact$2.0 billion[1]
Social impact211.5 thousand[1]
Sources: Airport website[2] and DAFIF[3][4]
Passenger statistics[1]

It is one of the busiest airports in Africa, in terms of total passengers.[citation needed]


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