Borg El Arab Airport

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Borg El Arab International Airport

مطار برج العرب الدولى
Borg El Arab International Airport..jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerEgyptian Airports Company (EAC)
OperatorGovernment - Egyptian Airports Company (EAC)
ServesAlexandria, Egypt
LocationBorg El Arab
Hub for
Elevation AMSL177 ft / 54 m
Coordinates30°55′04″N 29°41′47″E / 30.91778°N 29.69639°E / 30.91778; 29.69639
HBE is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,400 11,156 Asphalt
14/33 3,400 11,156 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Borg El Arab International Airport (IATA: HBE, ICAO: HEBA) (Arabic:مطار برج العرب الدولي) is the principal airport serving Alexandria, Egypt. It is located about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Alexandria, in Borg El Arab (alternate spellings: Borg Al Arab, Burg Al Arab or Burg El Arab). The airport also serves the nearby areas of the Nile Delta.


Borg El Arab Airport had a major expansion in terms of the airport's passenger and cargo handling capacity in response to growing demand and the new facilities were inaugurated in 2010.

The airport consists of a new passenger building and an administration building. The passenger terminal is designed in the shape of a boat and consists of three floors:

  • Ground floor: allocated for checking in and luggage handling.
  • Second floor: allocated for arrivals, both domestic and international, in addition to administrative offices and airlines offices.
Departure Hall
  • Third floor: allocated for departures, both domestic and international, immigration procedures and a VIP hall. Commercial activities are spread among the three floors.
  • Four movable boarding bridges connect the terminal building to aircraft.

The terminal contains a duty-free shop, a franchise food court, an area dedicated for travel offices and other travel-related services, a fuel supply unit, a control tower, and a fire station available to cover emergencies on site. A parking area on the in front of the building provides space for 350 vehicles.

The airport has the capacity to handle 1.2 million passengers per year becoming an adequate replacement to Alexandria International Airport, which shut down in summer 2010 while the airport's facilities are overhauled. During this time all airlines operating to Alexandria will transfer to Borg El Arab Airport.

In June 2009, governmental plans to develop an extension of Alexandria with an area of 390 acres (1.6 km2) located to the west of the old city were revealed. It would be later known as "New Alexandria". The new city is planned to be linked to Borg Al-Arab airport via the ring road with an estimated travel time of 25 minutes. The President also inaugurated Borg Al-Arab International Airport, the recent in a series of new airports and development of old ones with the purpose of serving development. After economic woes plagued the country following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the renovation of El Nouzha Airport was put on hold, leaving Borg El Arab as the only airport serving Alexandria.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi[3]
Air Arabia Egypt Amman–Queen Alia, Bergamo, Dammam, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Sharm El Sheikh
Air Cairo Amman–Queen Alia, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Medina, Riyadh
Seasonal: Sharm El Sheikh
Afriqiyah Airways Benghazi, Tripoli–Mitiga
EgyptAir Cairo, Dammam, Hurghada, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Medina, Riyadh, Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Athens, Beirut
Etihad Airways Seasonal: Abu Dhabi
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgyptAmman–Queen Alia, Jeddah, Kuwait City
Jazeera Airways Kuwait City
Kuwait Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City
Libyan Airlines Benghazi, Tobruk, Tripoli–Mitiga
Nile Air Gassim, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Yanbu
Oman Air Seasonal: Muscat
Salam Air Muscat
Saudia Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (begins 2 October 2020),[4] Milan-Malpensa (begins 17 September 2020)[5]

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