Hurghada International Airport

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Hurghada International Airport
مطار الغردقة الدولي
Hurghada airport 6.jpg
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; 33.79917Coordinates: 27°10′41″N 33°47′57″E / 27.17806°N 33.79917°E / 27.17806; 33.79917
HRG is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
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.


Aerial overview
Departure area

The airport is currently served by two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. 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. The construction of a second 4,000m long, 75m wide runway is planned.[citation needed]

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 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, 20 departure gates and a duty-free arcade.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Adria Airways Ljubljana 2
operated by Orenair
Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo (All Suspended) [6] 2
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg
Seasonal: Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich,
Charter: Frankfurt
Air Berlin
operated by Belair
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Zürich 1
Air Cairo Belgrade, Düsseldorf, Katowice, Prague, Stuttgart, Tblisi,
Seasonal: Hannover
Charter: Wrocław, Sarajevo
Air Leisure Charter: Beijing-Capital, Cairo, Shanghai-Pudong[7] 1
Austrian Airlines Vienna 2
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade 2
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart 1
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam 2
easyJet London-Gatwick 1
easyJet Switzerland Geneva 1
Edelweiss Air Zürich 2
EgyptAir Cairo
Seasonal charter: Cluj-Napoca
EgyptAir Express Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh 2
Germania[8] Bremen, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Hamburg, Kassel, Munich, Rostock
Germanwings Seasonal: Hannover 1
operated by Germania Flug
Zürich[9] 2
Jet Time Charter: Copenhagen 2
Jetairfly Brussels 1
Luxair Luxembourg 2
Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester 1
Niki Salzburg, Vienna, Linz
Seasonal: Graz, Innsbruck
NordStar Seasonal: Saint Petersburg (Suspended)[10] 2
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal: Kazan (Suspended)[10] 2
Novair Charter: Göteborg 2
Orenair Charter: Krasnodar (suspended)[10] 2
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen [11] 2
Small Planet Airlines Charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, Vilnius 2
SunExpress Deutschland Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Newcastle, Manchester 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels 1
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester 1
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Seasonal: Groningen[12]
Transavia France Paris-Orly 2
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Košice, Ostrava, Prague 2
TUI Airlines Netherlands Charter: Amsterdam 1
TUIfly Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk 1
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Saint Petersburg(Suspended) 1
Wizz Air Budapest[13] (Suspended as of 28 November, 2015)[14] 2

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]


  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. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. 
  9. ^
  10. ^ a b c OSBORN, ANDREW; HOSENBALL, MARK (7 November 2015). "Russia suspends Egypt flights, U.S. boosts security as intelligence points to bomb". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Pegasus Airlines begin new service to Egypt
  12. ^ Groningen Airport Eelde krijgt lijndienst naar Egypte
  14. ^ "Wizz Air temporarily grounds flights to Hurghada". Budapest Business Journal. Absolut Media. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hurghada International Airport at Wikimedia Commons