18 September 2019

The Egyptian government has announced plans to
construct the 4th terminal at the Cairo International Airport. This is part of
a larger plan to increase the airport’s capacity. According to the airport’s
Chairman, Ahmed Fawzy, the Cairo Airport has already attained 75% of its
carrying capacity.

The Egyptian
Civil Aviation Authority
 has carried out the necessary studies to facilitate the
construction at the Airport. The 4th terminal is expected to reduce density
within the remaining three terminals of the airport.

Fawzy said the company has started implementing
certain projects to upgrade the Cairo International Airport’s efficiency. The
upgrade will ensure that the airport can sustain the targeted increased
capacity. Some of the other projects include: the update to an integrated
system for handling baggage and the development of the first terminal. The
airport is looking to increase the annual total capacity of passengers to 30

“The upgrade plan includes raising the efficiency
of Terminal 1 to increase capacity from 6 to 10 million passengers. Upgrading
the efficiency of Terminal 3 and its corridors should be done by 2020 and by
2030, the medium-term plan will be concluded,” said Mr. Fawzy.

Civil Aviation Sector Development Company, a
company affiliated with the civil aviation companies will undertake the

The airport has had its fair share of troubles this year when British Airways suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a security precaution. Later Germany’s Lufthansa said it had cancelled services from Munich and Frankfurt to Cairo, but it resumed flights soon after.

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