Hurghada International Airport

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Hurghada International Airport
مطار الغردقة الدولي
Hurghada Flughafen 01.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves 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; 33.79917Coordinates: 27°10′41″N 33°47′57″E / 27.17806°N 33.79917°E / 27.17806; 33.79917
Map
HRG is located in Egypt
HRG
HRG
Location of airport in Egypt
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 4,000 13,124 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Hurghada International Airport (IATA: HRGICAO: HEGN) is the international airport of Hurghada in 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 and an important destination for leisure flights mainly from Europe.

Terminal[edit]

Aerial overview
Departure area
Control tower

The airport currently has two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Construction of the new terminal complex cost $335 million, which was mainly financed by the Arab Fund for Economic Development. Egypt's aviation minister, Houssam Kamal, 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 and 20 departure gates.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Ljubljana
Air Cairo Belgrade, Billund, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Oslo-Gardermoen, Prague, Stuttgart, Bratislava, Warsaw-Chopin, Katowice, Yerevan (begins 22 June 2017)[6]
Air Leisure Charter: Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv
ALK Airlines Seasonal Charter: Sofia
BH Air Seasonal Charter: Sofia
Bravo Airways Seasonal: Kiev-Zhyliany
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet London-Gatwick
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal:Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zürich
EgyptAir Cairo
Seasonal charter: Cluj-Napoca
EgyptAir Express Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
Enter Air Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław
FlyEgypt Weeze (begins 16 July 2017)
Germania Bremen
Seasonal: Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Rostock
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Hannover
Helvetic Airways Zürich
Jet Time Charter: Copenhagen
Nile Air Cairo
Novair Charter: Göteborg
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Small Planet Airlines Charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, Vilnius
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service
Seasonal: Brno
SunExpress Deutschland Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart
Sundair Seasonal charter: Berlin-Tegel, Frankfurt, Kassel (all begin 1 July 2017)[7]
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Newcastle, Manchester
Seasonal: Glasgow
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Charter: Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Košice, Ostrava, Prague
Travel Service Polska Seasonal: Budapest
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
Seasonal: Charleroi (begins 3 June 2017)[8]
TUI fly Deutschland Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Charter: Amsterdam
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv

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 October 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. ^ http://www.flyaircairo.com/
  7. ^ "Ab Juli fliegt Sundair von Kassel nach Ägypten". 13 January 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  8. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "TUI Airlines Belgium plans new Belgium routes in S17". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hurghada International Airport at Wikimedia Commons