Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Cairo International Airport (IATA code: CAI, ICAO code: HECA) is located 22 kilometers (about 14 miles) northeast of the city of Cairo, this is one of the most important airports in Africa and in Egypt itself.

Contact Information

IATA code: CAI
Address: Airport Road, Heliopolis, 11776 Cairo, Egypt
Phone: (0) +20 2265 5000, 265 3413
Fax: (0) 2633 2522

Cairo International Airport

Airport Information

Cairo International Airport (مطار القاهرة الدولي in Arabic) is the most important airport in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. It is located in the northeast of the city, almost 15 kilometers away, and is managed by the Cairo Airport Authority (CAA). This is the second busiest airport on the African continent, after Johannesbugo Airport in South Africa.

Approximately 65 airlines transit Cairo Airport, with EgyptAir being the main connecting company. Due to its union with the Star Alliance during the month of July 2008, the airport is considered an important distribution center between Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

In 2006, 11,778,097 passengers travelled through its installations, while in 2008 around 14.36 million passengers travelled through it, which shows that Cairo International Airport is the second largest in Africa in terms of passenger traffic.

Airports near Cairo (CAI)

Alexandria El Nohza Airport (181km)
Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (185km)
Taba Airport (331km)
Ovda Airport (341km)
Assiut Airport (347km)

Flight departures and arrivals

In this part you will find the most useful data on flight departures from Cairo International Airport as well as information on flight arrivals.

Flight departures from Cairo Airport
Flight arrivals at Cairo Airport


The service in charge of transferring the public from the airport to the city is the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus, which makes different routes to different areas of the city of Cairo. There are also other public buses that perform the same service.
Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus
Telephone: (02) 265 3937/8

Outside the airport terminals is located the cab stand, from here it is convenient to take the service so as not to obtain inconveniences. The price of the trip to the city is 50 Egyptian pounds and it takes between 30 minutes and one hour, according to the traffic.

Car Rental
If you have arrived at the airport and are looking to move freely around the city, you can choose from several car rental companies that are located inside the airport.

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Airport facilities

Inside the Cairo Airport you can find a great variety of environments, where you will find services available before or after your trip.

You will find a set of banks, which have their respective ATMs and currency exchange houses.

As far as communication is concerned, you can find the post offices, which are open 24 hours a day, while along the terminals you can find public phones and Wi-Fi internet. Cairo Airport also has a business center, which is fully equipped and distributed in meeting and conference rooms with VIP sectors. It is located in terminal 1.

As far as bars and restaurants are concerned, there is a wide range of places that provide food and are located throughout the airport, operating 24 hours a day.

You can also find several stores where you can get souvenirs, watches, necklaces, jewelry, among other things.

Other services you can find are pharmacies, another service is provided by travel agencies, and especially the information desks that serve 24 hours, ready to help travelers with any questions or concerns.

Passengers with disabilities
With regard to people with disabilities, the airport has a series of ramps for wheelchair access in almost all its facilities, also the bathrooms and other services are adapted for them.

In the parking lot there are approximately 8000 parking spaces, unfortunately none are reserved for the disabled.

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