El Nouzha Airport

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El Nouzha Airport
Alexandria International Airport
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IATA: ALYICAO: HEAX

ALY is located in Egypt
ALY
ALY
Location of airport in Egypt
Summary
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
Runways
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 currently closed international 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 has been shut down for major renovations in 2011 while all traffic was transferred to Borg El Arab Airport. As of January 2016, there is no date known for the reopening as the planned date in 2014 has gone by.

Overview[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. Due to the length of the old runways, the largest aircraft operating into the airport were the Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-800 and McDonnell Douglas MD-90.

The airport has been closed down by December 2011 for two years to implement the expansion project and development and was scheduled to be reopened end of 2014. As of January 2016, the airport still remains closed. However, satellite images show the airports runways to be resurfaced and extended while the terminal site remains unfinished and abandoned.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

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References[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 October 2006).
  3. ^ Satellite images on Google Maps, retrieved January 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Alexandria International Airport (Egypt) at Wikimedia Commons