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Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Location: The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) from Cairo.
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Friday in April and last Friday in September).
Contacts: Tel: +20 (0)2 265 3308 or (0)2 268 4248.
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are two miles (3km) apart and are linked by a free shuttle, which departs about every half an hour.
Transfer to the city: There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes.
An Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza.
Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1. Car rental: Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.
However, driving in Cairo is best avoided, otherwise visitors can hire a driver with their car for a small additional charge.
Facilities: Facilities include a restaurant and several cafeterias, banks and ATMs, bureau de change, pharmacies, an Internet café in Terminal 1, five-star lounges for business and first class passengers, smoking rooms (Terminal 1), tourist information desks and travel agencies. Duty-free is also available.
Facilities for disabled passengers are good, but those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: Long and short-term parking is available.
Departure tax: None.

Luxor Airport (LXR)
Location: The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of the city.
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from last Friday in April to last Friday in September). Contacts: Tel: +20 (0)95 379 655.
Transfer to the city: The best way to the city is by taxi (journey time 15min), but there is also a regular bus service available, but it is generally very crowded.
Car rental: There are car rental agencies at the airport.
Facilities: Airport facilities include bureaux de change, restaurants, shops, a tourist information desk, post office and left luggage.
Wheelchairs are available for disabled passengers; airlines should be notified in advance. Departure tax: None.

Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport
an international airport located in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Opened on May 14, 1968, the airport was originally an Israeli Air Force base and also served the small settlement of Ofira.
On May 23rd 2007, the airport's second terminal was inaugurated with a capacity for 8 million passengers per year. The two-level 43,000 m2 terminal features 40 check-in counters and is designed to cater to a large number of international and chartered flights. It has one domestic and six international gates, all of which exit to remote stands. The terminal comprises three building components: two circular-shaped halls fused together by a wedge-shaped intermediate space dubbed 'the boat'. 'The boat' serves as a passenger transit hub housing passport control, duty free, and VIP areas as well as cafes/restaurants. The halls, in stark textural contrast to the solid mass of 'the boat', feature airy, billowing tent-like roofs inspired by the indigenous Beduin culture.
In 2006, the airport served 5,059,456 passengers. It is the second busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo International Airport.

Marsa Alam International Airport
is a growing airport in Marsa Alam, Egypt. In response to the increasing needs of European travelers to this southern Red Sea destination, along with many other airports in the Red Sea such as Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport in Sharm el-Sheikh, Marsa Alam is recently home to this new international airport.
The Marsa Alam International Airport is privately owned and operated by EMAK Marsa Alam for Management & Operation Airports SAE, a subsidiary of the M.A. Al-Kharafi Group of Kuwait. Marsa Alam International Airport is managed by Aéroports de Paris.
According to General Manager, Jacquy Pain, "the airport is now receiving 11 flights per week from Italy and 2 flights per week from Germany".[citation needed] Currently, the airport can accommodate 600 passengers per hour. In the future, the airport will able to process up to 2500 passengers per hour.[citation needed] In 2006, the airport served 500,155 passengers.

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