Hurghada International Airport

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Hurghada International Airport
Hurghada airport 6.jpg

IATA: HRGICAO: HEGN

HRG is located in Egypt
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Location of airport in Egypt
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Hurghada
Location Hurghada, Egypt
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 52 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 27°10′41″N 33°47′57″E / 27.17806°N 33.79917°E / 27.17806; 33.79917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 4,000 13,124 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Hurghada International Airport (IATA: HRGICAO: HEGN) is an international airport located in Hurghada, Egypt. It is located inland, 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of El Dahar, the downtown of Hurghada. It is the second busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo International Airport.

Terminal[edit]

Aerial overview
Departure area

Overview[edit]

The airport is currently served by one terminal. In recent years,[when?] a large number of expansion works was carried out at the airport, including the building of the arrival hall, which cost US$155 million

Recent developments[edit]

  • Construction of a new terminal complex at a cost of $335 million, which was mainly financed by the Arab Fund for Economic Development. Egypt's aviation minister, Houssam Kamall, said that the airport would be able to host up to 13 million visitors annually.[3][4] The project was inaugurated by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on December 17, 2014.[5] The new terminal has a total area of 92,000 square meters on 3 levels. The departure hall has 72 check-in counters, 20 departure gates and a duty-free arcade.[citation needed]
  • Construction of a second 4,000m long, 75m wide runway.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Ljubljana
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Seasonal: Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt
Air Berlin
operated by Belair
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Zurich
Air Cairo Belgrade, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Katowice (begins 16 January), Stuttgart
Air Cairo Charter: Katowice, Wroclaw
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna
Arkefly Charter:Amsterdam
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Paderborn/Lippstadt
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet London-Gatwick
easyJet Switzerland Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zurich
EgyptAir Cairo, Jeddah
Seasonal charter: Cluj-Napoca
EgyptAir Express Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
Germania[6] Bremen, Düsseldorf (ends 22 June 2015),[6] Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Summer seasonal: Hamburg, Kassel (begins 1 April 2015), Munich
Winter seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Rostock
Germanwings Seasonal: Hannover
Hamburg Airways Charter: Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Jet Time Charter: Copenhagen
Jetairfly Brussels
Luxair Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines Birmingham (ends 12th May 2015) ,[7] London-Gatwick ,[7] Manchester[7]
Niki Salzburg, Vienna
Seasonal: Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt
NordStar Seasonal: Saint Petersburg
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal: Kazan
Novair Charter: Göteborg
Orenair Charter: Krasnodar
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen [8]
Small Planet Airlines Charter: Gdansk, Katowice, Vilnius
SunExpress Deutschland Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Newcastle, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Transavia.com France Paris-Orly
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Košice, Ostrava, Prague
TUIfly Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Saint Petersburg
Wizz Air Budapest (begins 20 June 2015) [9]

Ground transportation[edit]

Car hire is available at the airport. Regular taxis, tourist taxis and minibuses operate from the airport as well.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for HEGN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for HRG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "Egypt completes Hurghada airport expansion". Al-Arabiya. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Egypt doubles Red Sea airport capacity in anticipation of more tourists". Al-Bawaba. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sisi inaugurates a new terminal in the Hurgadah International Airport". The Cairo Post. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. 
  7. ^ a b c Monarch New Routes 2014
  8. ^ Pegasus Airlines begin new service to Egypt
  9. ^ "WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICES FROM BUDAPEST TO HURGHADA AND ALGHERO". Wizz Air. 15 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hurghada International Airport at Wikimedia Commons