Cairo International is Egypt's busiest airport (as well as one of the busiest in Africa) and is a hub for a number of regional airlines. The primary carrier from this airport is EgyptAir, with which you can catch flights to major cities all over the world. Cairo is also one of the major routes by which to get in and out of the Middle East and has many airlines from that region offering flights to places like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iraq. With strong competition between different carriers on quite a few of these routes, Cairo International is a good place to shop for a deal.
Popular Destinations from Cairo Airport
Cairo has a long reputation among flight deal hunters as a great place to score premium departure flights for cheap. Surprising deals are often found here on business class and first class direct flight fares to major cities all over the world - Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Paris, London, Bangkok and more.
Availability of these awesome deals will vary, but they're pretty frequent and also distributed between a number of different carriers. If you're in the region, flights out of Cairo are definitely something to keep an eye on.
If you're looking for some new vacation ideas, many Egyptians flying out of Cairo are on their way to Sharm el Sheik, to various coastal destinations on the Mediterranean, or to Mount Sinai for hiking and adventure.
Getting To Cairo Airport
Cairo International Airport is just northeast of Cairo (and just northwest of New Cairo City). If driving, follow Salah Salem St. north from Cairo, or either Suez Road or the Cairo-Fayed Highway from east of the city.
Several Cairo city buses stop at the airport, but it is very unlikely you will be able to get large luggage onto them. The airport does not presently have any sort of rail service, but there are plans to connect the Cairo Metro's Line 3 to the airport with a new station by the end of 2019.
Many limo services and taxis are available that specialize in going to and from the airport. Though it is counterintuitive, the limo services often offer better rates than the old-school taxis, since there is no requirement that taxis run a meter and they are largely free to charge whatever they want. The limo services do offer full limousines, but most of them also have more affordable shared shuttle vans and drivers in midsize sedans that are comparable to Uber drivers and offer fixed up-front pricing for airport trips.
Things To Do at Cairo Airport
Cairo Airport is a fairly large facility with a wide range of services. Free WiFi is available throughout most of the terminals. You'll also find money changers, a business center with computers and fax machines, ATMs and conference rooms that can be reserved.
There are also quite a few dining options. There are a number of different places that specialize in coffee, including a Starbucks location. Quite a few familiar Western chains are present at the airport including McDonalds, Cinnabon, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Burger King. Other options include Italian, Japanese and French cuisine. And there are two bars, Bill Bentley's in Terminal 1 and Ritazza in Terminal 3.
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