Cairo International Airport
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- 3999m x 60m
3301m x 60m
3178m x 60m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
AlMasria Universal Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Smart Aviation [Egypt]
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Aegean Airlines
Delta Air Lines
South African Airways
Operated by Cairo Airport Authority, Cairo International Airport is the international gateway to Cairo, the busiest airports in Egypt, and among the busiest on the African continent. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 30 airlines, Cairo International Airport is the main hub for EgyptAir.
Location of Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Ground Handlers servicing Cairo International Airport
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EgyptAir is pursuing rapid expansion in Africa as it looks to drive further increases in transit traffic, which has helped the carrier recover from the crisis of early 2011. The Star Alliance carrier expects to post a break-even result for the fiscal year ending 30-Jun-2013 (FY2013) and be back in the black in FY2014, featuring a vastly different and more balanced network than it had prior to the Jan-2011 revolution.
Over the last two years EgyptAir has more than doubled its international capacity within Africa, albeit from a modest base. The increased focus on Africa will continue in 2H2013 as four more destinations are added.
Africa and a bigger operation in the nearby Middle East has helped EgyptAir reduce its reliance on Europe in the aftermath of the crisis, which led to a significant drop in inbound tourist traffic. The larger regional network also has supported a significant increase in transit traffic, from only 3% prior to the crisis to about 17% currently. The increase in transit traffic along with more local traffic within the Middle East/Africa region, where demand has been rising rapidly, significantly improves EgyptAir’s outlook.
Jazeera Airways reported its third consecutive profitable quarter (operating and net) since the introduction of the company's "turn-around plan" in 1Q2011, marking its best ever first quarter performance. The carrier, which was unprofitable in 1Q2009 and 1Q2010, is targetting profitability in every quarter of 2011. It is also aiming for market share of up to 15% in 2011, adding that in 2012 the picture would change with fleet expansion.
The political instability engulfing some North African states has extensive implications for tourism and aviation across the region. Already dozens of governments are warning their citizens to avoid travel to Egypt. Several have chartered aircraft to ferry their nationals out. Cairo Airport has been met with chaotic scenes in the past few days as thousands of foreigners seek to leave. In this special report, CAPA reviews the immediate aviation and tourism impacts from the North Africa/Middle East civil unrest.
Oman has announced it will adopt a new air traffic management system to complement the massive investment it is making in its airport sector. In late Nov-2010, the Oman Government confirmed it had awarded Spanish ATM and communications specialist Indra a USD105 million contract to develop and implement a new ATM system for the country, following an initial contract signed in Jul-2010.
Kuwait-based premium carrier Wataniya Airways announced it plans to suspend services to Amman, Bahrain, Damascus and Jeddah and reduce the frequency of operations to Dubai. In a major downsizing, the carrier’s fleet will be cut from seven to four aircraft, and it is studying options to cut its workforce. The changes will commence from 05-Dec-2010.
The European airline market was battered by the global financial crisis, recording a combined loss of USD4.3 billion in 2009, according to IATA. Europe's tepid economic recovery, the ash cloud crisis, difficulties in cutting capacity and massive structural changes within the short-haul market have conspired to make 2010 another challenging year. Losses are anticipated at USD1.3 billion in 2010, making it the only region to be unprofitable in an otherwise strong year for recovery elsewhere. But there are some bright spots in the region. In this report, CAPA reviews the European airlines expected to make waves in 2011.
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