Hurghada International Airport
|Hurghada International Airport|
مطار الغردقة الدولي
|IATA: HRG – ICAO: HEGN|
|Elevation AMSL||52 ft / 16 m|
|Coordinates||27°10′41″N 33°47′57″E / 27.17806°N 33.79917°ECoordinates: 27°10′41″N 33°47′57″E / 27.17806°N 33.79917°E|
Location of airport in Egypt
Hurghada International Airport (IATA: HRG, ICAO: 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.
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. The project was inaugurated by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on December 17, 2014. 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.
Airlines and destinations
Car hire is available at the airport. Regular taxis, tourist taxis and minibuses operate from the airport as well.
- Airport information for HEGN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for HRG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
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- Pegasus Airlines begin new service to Egypt
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