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CAI Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CAI / HECA
Airport Names:
  1. Cairo International Airport
  2. مطار القاهرة الدولي
Location: Cairo, Egypt
GPS Coordinates: 30°7'18"N by 31°24'20"E
Area Served: Cairo, Egypt
Operator/Owner: Cairo Airport Company
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 382 feet (116 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Cairo International Airport (CAI):

  • Cairo International Airport (CAI) has 3 runways.
  • The terminal facilities include Departure Hall 1, International Hall 3, and Hall 4 for Private & Non-commercial Aircraft Services.
  • During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces built Payne Airfield to serve the Allied Forces, rather than take over the existing Almaza Airport located 5 kilometres away.
  • When American forces left the base at the end of the war, the Civil Aviation Authority took over the facility and began using it for international civil aviation.
  • Because of Cairo International Airport's relatively low elevation of 382 feet, planes can take off or land at Cairo International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Terminal 1 – Hall 4 is dedicated to private and executive jet services.
  • In February 2010 the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved a loan amount of $387 million to support the Cairo Airport Development Project to overhaul the terminal with national banks providing the rest.
  • The closest airport to Cairo International Airport (CAI) is Alexandria International Airport (ALY), which is located 113 miles (183 kilometers) NW of CAI.
  • In addition to being known as "Cairo International Airport", another name for CAI is "مطار القاهرة الدولي".
  • Cairo International Airport is the busiest airport in Egypt and the primary hub for EgyptAir, a member of the Star Alliance.
  • The furthest airport from Cairo International Airport (CAI) is Rurutu Airport (RUR), which is located 11,878 miles (19,117 kilometers) away in Rurutu, French Polynesia.
  • With the national carrier, EgyptAir, and the Egyptian authorities planning to develop the airport as a hub for the Middle East and Africa, the airport facilities are in constant development.
  • Cairo International Airport handled 14,711,500 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports from Cairo International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Cairo International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1113.49 miles (182.64 km) NWAlexandria International Airport (ALY)Alexandria, EgyptView Alexandria International Airport on a map View satellite image of Alexandria International Airport Set ALY as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandria International Airport
2115.64 miles (186.10 km) WNWBorg El Arab International Airport (HBE)Alexandria / Borg El Arab, EgyptView Borg El Arab International Airport on a map View satellite image of Borg El Arab International Airport Set HBE as destination Airport Get more information about Borg El Arab International Airport
3158.78 miles (255.52 km) ENEEl Arish International Airport (AAC)El Arish, EgyptView El Arish International Airport on a map View satellite image of El Arish International Airport Set AAC as destination Airport Get more information about El Arish International Airport
4187.42 miles (301.62 km) ENEYasser Arafat International Airport (CLOSED) (GZA)Gaza, PalestineView Yasser Arafat International Airport (CLOSED) on a map View satellite image of Yasser Arafat International Airport (CLOSED) Set GZA as destination Airport Get more information about Yasser Arafat International Airport (CLOSED)
5188.22 miles (302.91 km) ESESt. Catherine International Airport (SKV)St. Catherine, EgyptView St. Catherine International Airport on a map View satellite image of St. Catherine International Airport Set SKV as destination Airport Get more information about St. Catherine International Airport
6191.93 miles (308.88 km) ENEGaza Airstrip/Gush Katif Airport (GHK)Gush Katif, IsraelView Gaza Airstrip/Gush Katif Airport on a map View satellite image of Gaza Airstrip/Gush Katif Airport Set GHK as destination Airport Get more information about Gaza Airstrip/Gush Katif Airport
7205.43 miles (330.60 km) ETaba International Airport (TCP)Taba, EgyptView Taba International Airport on a map View satellite image of Taba International Airport Set TCP as destination Airport Get more information about Taba International Airport
8205.99 miles (331.50 km) EMitzpe Ramon Airport (MIP)Mitzpe Ramon, IsraelView Mitzpe Ramon Airport on a map View satellite image of Mitzpe Ramon Airport Set MIP as destination Airport Get more information about Mitzpe Ramon Airport
9211.54 miles (340.44 km) EOvda Airport (VDA)Ovda, IsraelView Ovda Airport on a map View satellite image of Ovda Airport Set VDA as destination Airport Get more information about Ovda Airport
10212.86 miles (342.56 km) ENEBe'er Sheva Airport (BEV)Beersheba, IsraelView Be'er Sheva Airport on a map View satellite image of Be'er Sheva Airport Set BEV as destination Airport Get more information about Be'er Sheva Airport
11213.84 miles (344.14 km) SAssiut Airport (ATZ)Assiut, EgyptView Assiut Airport on a map View satellite image of Assiut Airport Set ATZ as destination Airport Get more information about Assiut Airport
12216.48 miles (348.39 km) EEilat Airport (ETH)Eilat, IsraelView Eilat Airport on a map View satellite image of Eilat Airport Set ETH as destination Airport Get more information about Eilat Airport
13219.29 miles (352.92 km) EKing Hussein International Airport (AQJ)Aqaba, JordanView King Hussein International Airport on a map View satellite image of King Hussein International Airport Set AQJ as destination Airport Get more information about King Hussein International Airport
14219.61 miles (353.43 km) EYotvata Airfield (YOT)Yotvata, IsraelView Yotvata Airfield on a map View satellite image of Yotvata Airfield Set YOT as destination Airport Get more information about Yotvata Airfield
15228.98 miles (368.51 km) EEin Yahav Airfield (EIY)Ein Yahav, IsraelView Ein Yahav Airfield on a map View satellite image of Ein Yahav Airfield Set EIY as destination Airport Get more information about Ein Yahav Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from Cairo International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Cairo International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,878.48 miles (19,116.52 km) SSERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map View satellite image of Rurutu Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
211,626.68 miles (18,711.28 km) SEMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Mangaia Island Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
311,566.26 miles (18,614.05 km) SFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map View satellite image of Fa'a'ā International Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
411,560.88 miles (18,605.39 km) SMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map View satellite image of Moorea Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
511,556.90 miles (18,598.98 km) SEAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map View satellite image of Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
611,538.29 miles (18,569.02 km) SWTureira Airport (ZTA)Tureia, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Tureira Airport on a map View satellite image of Tureira Airport Set ZTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tureira Airport
711,533.13 miles (18,560.73 km) SSWAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map View satellite image of Anaa Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
811,526.69 miles (18,550.36 km) SEMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Mitiaro Island Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
911,506.58 miles (18,518.00 km) SERarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rarotonga International Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
1011,495.97 miles (18,500.92 km) SHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map View satellite image of Huahine – Fare Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
1111,475.47 miles (18,467.94 km) SSWHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map View satellite image of Hao Airport Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport
1211,470.85 miles (18,460.50 km) SSEBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map View satellite image of Bora Bora Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
1311,467.90 miles (18,455.75 km) SWNukutavake Airport (NUK)Nukutavake, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Nukutavake Airport on a map View satellite image of Nukutavake Airport Set NUK as destination Airport Get more information about Nukutavake Airport
1411,462.80 miles (18,447.55 km) SSEMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map View satellite image of Maupiti Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
1511,461.37 miles (18,445.25 km) WSWTotegegie Airport (GMR)Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French PolynesiaView Totegegie Airport on a map View satellite image of Totegegie Airport Set GMR as destination Airport Get more information about Totegegie Airport