Egypt to conduct pilot operation of Capital International Airport

8 July 2019 (Last Updated July 8th, 2019 14:03)

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry is set to carry out an experimental operation of the New Administrative Capital airport.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry is set to carry out an experimental operation of the New Administrative Capital airport.

According to Civil Aviation Ministry sources, all the required preparations have been completed and a delegation from the ministry’s leaderships inspected the airport to ensure it is ready to be inaugurated.

The inspection focused on the departure and arrival halls, passport counters, duty-free shops, luggage area, airfield and air control tower.

The new airport will connect the areas of East Cairo, Sherouk and Badr cities, and the Suez Canal cities.

It will feature technology with a particular focus on the security systems and X-ray for baggage inspection.

The airport will be capable of accommodating 300 passengers per hour, with 45 buildings around the place and a main terminal of more than 5,000m² of space, which will help simplify the load on Cairo International Airport.

The airport, which can be expanded in the future, will also have eight parking lots. It will operate about 15 flights a week to serve the internal movement during the half-year vacation in Egypt.

It will also contribute to the development of the Suez and Ain Sokhna ports where logistic and industrial zones will be established to become an international logistic and industrial hub.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi laid the first stone of the New Administrative Capital in East Cairo in July 2018.

The New Administrative Capital is situated in the area between the Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads.