Sharm El Sheikh Airport

Formerly known as Ophira International Airport, Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. The airport is the third busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo International Airport and Hurghada International Airport.

There are currently 2 terminals with a third one approaching completion (as of 2014). Terminal 1 is a 2-storey terminal with 40 check-in counters and is designed to cater to a large number of international and chartered flights. It has two domestic and six international gates, all of which exit to remote stands. Terminal 1 consists of 3 buildings - 2 circular-shaped halls joined together by a wedge-shaped intermediate space dubbed 'the boat'. The boat' serves as a passenger transit hub housing passport control, duty-free, and VIP areas as well as cafes and restaurants. The halls, in stark textural contrast to the solid mass of 'the boat', feature airy, billowing tent-like roofs inspired by the indigenous Bedouin culture, making the airport seem like an extension of the rolling mountains in the background, an architectural wonder that harmonises perfectly with its surroundings. Terminal 2 is actually the airport's original terminal building. The building underwent a complete modernisation programme in 2004 and has a passenger handling capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year.

The airport provides the basic requirements of a modern airport. National and European cuisine are served in the cafes and restaurants of the airport. Duty-free shops offer local goods, souvenirs, tobacco and alcohol.

Staying connected in the airport can be done through logging on its WiFi network and making international calls can be done with the payphones located around the airport. Although there are no lounges in the airport, hotels are located only 15 minutes away for those who want to relax in style. Changing of currency can be done at the airport's bank facilities or withdrawn from the ATMs.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 
Only 18km from the city, cars can take the highway (El-Salam Street) to the airport.
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Public minibuses travel regularly between the city and the airport. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes and the minibuses depart when full. Be aware that there is usually no fixed route and passengers can get off wherever they want to, but the fee has to be discussed in advance.
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Both regular taxis and tourist taxis are available at the airport. The fare to Naama Bay by regular taxi is approximately EGP40, though you must agree with the driver before commencing your trip. Tourist taxis, which are more luxurious and driven by operators who are trained in English and in providing information to international visitors, run at correspondingly higher fares.

 Who flies to Sharm El Sheikh

 Airport Contact Details

Sharm El Sheikh Airport

Sharm El Sheik,

Civil Government

 Location Details

Longitude:34° 23' 42'' E
Latitude:27° 58' 37'' N

 Airport Location

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