The Hurghada International Airport is a public airport located at a distance of 8 kilometers south-west to the tourist town of Hurghada in the North African Arab Republic of Egypt. Hurghada Town, which started as a small fishing village in the past is now a major luxury tourist destination stretching for about 36 kilometers all along the seashore of the Red Sea attracting scores of visitors from all around the globe. Many foreign investors have poured in large capital since the 1980s and which has contributed to the immense growth of this tourist paradise. Hurghada International Airport is a public airport owned and operated by the Government of Egypt with a capacity to handle 7.5 million passengers every year.
Situated at an elevation of about 52 feet above mean sea level, this airport is having two terminals, with the new one almost completed and due to be inaugurated soon. There is a 13,124 feet asphalt surfaced runway at this airport serving over 40,000 flight movements every year and another additional runway of the same size is under construction. With the opening of the new international passenger terminal the visitors passing through this airport will soon have access to a wide variety of stores, duty free boutiques, cafeterias and restaurants.
Equipped with a post office, banks, internet access, currency exchange counters and lounges, this airport has constantly evolved into a better facility in order to flourish as a favorite tourist destination of the Red Sea. Car hire services, private taxis, hotel shuttles and a minibus service are conveniently available at the car park outside the Hurghada International Airport terminal building comfortably enabling passengers move downtown.