El Nouzha Airport

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El Nouzha Airport
Alexandria International Airport
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ALY is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
Airport type Public
Owner civil aviation
Operator Government
Serves Alexandria, Egypt
Elevation AMSL -6 ft / -2 m
Coordinates 31°11′02″N 029°56′56″E / 31.18389°N 29.94889°E / 31.18389; 29.94889
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,201 7,221 Asphalt
18/36 1,801 5,909 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

El Nouzha Airport or Alexandria International Airport (Arabic: مطار النزهة‎) (IATA: ALYICAO: HEAX) is a public airport located in Alexandria, Egypt, 7 km southeast of the city center. In 2009, the airport served 1,142,412 passengers (−1.8% vs. 2008).

The airport is currently closed for renovation and was scheduled for reopening in June 2014 and all traffic was transferred to Borg El Arab Airport.


El Nouzha Airport has a single passenger building and two runways:

  • Runway 04/22: 2,201 x 45 m (7,221 x 148 ft), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 18/36: 1,801 x 30 m (5,909 x 98 ft), Surface: Asphalt

Due to the length of the runways, the largest aircraft operating into the airport were the Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-800 and McDonnell Douglas MD-90. Both runways are to be extended in the planned renovation of the facility.

Future operations[edit]

The future of the airport was in doubt with the opening of Borg El Arab Airport, however in early 2011 the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation announced major plans to overhaul the airport and its facilities to ensure its future as one of the two commercial airports for Alexandria and Nile Delta region. The renovation project is expected to cost US$120 million which will include lengthening the main runway (04/22) by an additional 750m and the construction of a new passenger terminal to replace the existing aging facility.

The airport has been closed down by December 2011 for two years to implement the expansion project and development and will be opened end of 2014.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of June 2014 the airport is closed for refurbishment and there are no services. The airport previously offered services to domestic destinations within Egypt and cities across the Arab world. EgyptAir (and subsidiary EgyptAir Express) was the largest airline at the airport, operating over 50 weekly domestic and regional flights with a mixture of Airbus A320-200s and Embraer E-170s.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for HEAX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ALY at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

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