The Marsa Alam International Airport is an upcoming airport located near Marsa Alam town in the south-eastern region of the North African Arab Republic of Egypt. This public airport on the western shore of the Red Sea was recently established in the year 2003, in response to the increasing requirements of the European travelers flocking to this southern Red Sea tourist destination.
Located at an altitude of 251 feet above mean sea level, the Marsa Alam International Airport is the first privately-owned international commercial airport in Egypt under a complete BOT system. Presently this facility is owned by the EMAK Marsa Alam for Management & Operation Airports, a subsidiary of the M.A.Al-Kharafi Group of Kuwait, and managed by the Aeroports de Paris. The modular design of the terminal at this airport is having an apron for 13 aircrafts which currently permit a capacity of handling 1200 passengers every hour. With an asphalt surfaced runway measuring 9.843 feet, this airport has served 938,858 passengers in the year 2009.
Equipped with most modern amenities, the passenger facilities at this airport include an internet café, VIP/private aircraft lounge, passenger lounge, book-stalls, jewelry & other retail outlets, restaurant and a duty free shop. A police station, first aid clinic, a bank with ATM machines, currency exchange counters, along with many airlines offices and a tourist help desk are available inside this terminal building. Together with private taxis and car rental services which are provided for at the Marsa Alam International Airport, there are many hotels which operate 24X7 regular shuttle services for passengers wanting to move into comfortable accommodations downtown.