From mid-July, tourists wishing to start their journey in Egypt from the Great Pyramids of Giza will be facilitated by flying to them. Right next to the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt’s new Sphinx International Airport (SPX) is scheduled to start operating in mid-July 2022, according to local media. The air harbor will operate at full capacity by the high season.
Sphinx International Airport will serve both domestic and international flights, offering incoming tourists a significant advantage: it is located just a short drive from the Pyramids and the Great Egyptian Museum, much closer than Cairo International Airport. Also, domestic flights are planned from the airport, including to the resorts of the Red Sea.
Civil Aviation Minister Mohammed Manar said during a cabinet meeting that the airport is now 90% complete and will start operating in accordance with Egypt’s summer schedule. Manar added that the new airport will also provide one-day travel programs. It should be noted that the first attempt to open the airport took place in 2018, since then the total area of the Sphinx International Airport has increased to 24 thousand square meters. It is expected that he will be able to take up to 900 passengers per hour.