Sphinx International Airport

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Sphinx International Airport

مطار سفنكس الدولي
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesGiza, Egypt
Elevation AMSL553 ft / 169 m
Coordinates30°06′35″N 30°53′40″E / 30.10972°N 30.89444°E / 30.10972; 30.89444Coordinates: 30°06′35″N 30°53′40″E / 30.10972°N 30.89444°E / 30.10972; 30.89444
Map
SPX is located in Egypt
SPX
SPX
Location of the airport in Egypt
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16R/34L 3,650 11,975 Asphalt
Source: Google Maps[1] SkyVector[2]

Sphinx International Airport (IATA: SPX, ICAO: HESX) is a public airport, serving the city of Giza, on the western side of Cairo, Egypt. The airport is adjacent to and shares some infrastructure with the Cairo West Air Base. It is located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road.[3]

The main runway (16R/34L) is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the Cairo West runway complex. The aircraft parking ramp and terminal facilities are on the west side of the runway.[1]

The Cairo West TACAN (Ident: BLA) is located on the field. The Cairo VOR-DME (Ident: CVO) is located 25.6 nautical miles (47 km) east of the airport.[4][5]

In October 2017, it was announced that the airport will be open to commercial flights in summer 2018 and is set to start experimental operations in October 2018.[6][7][8]

On 26 January 2019 EgyptAir Express launched test flights to Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor and Aswan.[9]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Maps - Giza Sphinx Airport
  2. ^ "Sphinx International Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Egypt's Aviation Ministry finalizes preparations to inaugurate Sphinx Airport". Egypt Independent. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Cairo VOR (CVO)". Our Airports. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Cairo West TACAN (BLA) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  6. ^ "Inaugural flights land at Sphinx International Airport in Giza next summer - Egypt Independent". Egypt Independent. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  7. ^ "Sphinx International Airport to begin 'experimental operation' in January - Egypt Independent". Egypt Independent. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  8. ^ "Cairo Sphinx, Egypt to open for tests in 1Q18". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  9. ^ "Sphinx International Airport to operate its first internal flight - Egypt Today". Egypt Today. 2019-01-26. Retrieved 2019-01-28.

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