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Cairo International Airport information

Cairo International Airport

مطار القاهرة الدولي

Maṭār El Qāhira El Dawli
Airport typePublic
OwnerEgyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation
OperatorCairo Airport Company
ServesGreater Cairo
LocationHeliopolis, Cairo
Hub for
  • Egyptair
  • Nile Air
  • Air Cairo
  • Air Arabia Egypt
Elevation AMSL382 ft / 116 m
Coordinates30°07′19″N 31°24′20″E / 30.12194°N 31.40556°E / 30.12194; 31.40556
CAI is located in Egypt
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,300 10,830 Asphalt
05C/23C 4,000 13,120 Asphalt
05R/23L 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Economic impact$2.0 billion[1]
Social impact211.5 thousand[1]
Sources: Airport website[2] and DAFIF[3][4]
Passenger statistics[1]

Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) (Arabic: مطار القاهرة الدولي; Maṭār El Qāhira El Dawli) 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). It is the busiest airport in Africa, in terms of total passengers.[8]

  1. ^ a b c "Cairo International airport – Economic and social impacts". Ecquants. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Cairo International Airport". Archived from the original on 30 March 2004.
  3. ^ "Airport information for HECA". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for CAI / HECA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ "The 10 Biggest Airports In The World 2021". Things To Know. 12 June 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Egypt Safari Tours & Holidays". Wilderness Explorers Africa. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Cairo International Airport: Major Connecting Point In Egypt". Myholidays Blog: Your One-Stop Destination to Travel Tips, Tricks & Experiences. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Africa's 10 busiest airports based on passenger traffic - TRT Afrika". Africa's 10 busiest airports based on passenger traffic. Retrieved 17 March 2024.

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