Civil Aviation Minister: Sphinx airport not to be alternative to Cairo airport

egypt Mon, Dec. 5, 2022
Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Abbas said on Saturday that Sphinx Airport will not be an alternative to Cairo International Airport, but will rather be a higher value-added facility serving Egypt's air transport.

In a phone interview with DMC TV channel, Abbas noted that the airport was expanded to make it accommodate 900 passengers per hour and its area was widened from 4,500 square meters to 23,000, adding the airport operates 12 domestic flights weekly to Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, and Sharm El-Sheikh.

The Civil Aviation Ministry plans to operate two flights to Jeddah and another two to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia every week, the minister said, adding that the airport is properly prepared to ensure that passengers with special needs can travel with ease like anybody else.