By Mohamed Attia
The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced a comprehensive renovation of Cairo International Airport, the country’s busiest airport.
The renovation, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, will include a number of improvements, including the upgrading of Terminal 1, which handles about 33% of all passenger traffic at Cairo Airport, the expansion of the international departure and arrival halls in Terminal 1.
This comes in addition to renovation of all lounges in the three passenger terminals, the construction of a new hotel for transit passengers and the opening of a new museum of Egyptian antiquities.
Speaking during a tour of the airport, the CEO of Cairo Airport Company, Magdy Isaac, said that the renovation is “part of a wider strategy to improve the quality of services at Cairo Airport.”
“We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our passengers,” Isaac said. “These renovations will help us to achieve that goal.”
The renovation of Terminal 1 is particularly significant, as it is the oldest terminal at Cairo Airport. The terminal was built in the 1960s and has not undergone a major renovation since then.
The upgrade of Terminal 1 will include a number of improvements, including the installation of new electrical and air conditioning systems, the renovation of the ceilings and walls and the installation of new technology, such as new flight information displays.
The expansion of the international departure and arrival halls in Terminal 1 will create additional space for passengers and airline operations.
The renovation of all lounges in the three passenger terminals will include the addition of new amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and children’s play areas.
The construction of a new hotel for transit passengers will provide additional accommodation for passengers who are connecting to other flights.
The opening of a new museum of Egyptian antiquities will showcase the country’s rich history and culture.
The renovation of Cairo International Airport is part of a wider effort by the Egyptian government to improve the country’s infrastructure. The government is also investing in the construction of new airports, such as the New Administrative Capital International Airport, which is scheduled to open in 2025.