The Mersa Matruh Airport is a public airport near Mersa Matruh town located on the north-western coastline along the Mediterranean Sea within the North African Arab Republic of Egypt.
This is a favorite summer leisure destination which is also a seaport 240 kilometers to the west of Alexandria City, and is well known for its white soft sands and utterly calm and transparent sea-waters. A major tourist attraction for the domestic as well as the international traveler, there is an exquisite bay in this region protected from the high seas by a series of rock formations standing as a natural breakwater with a small opening which allows light vessels to move in.
These pristine beaches, together with the pleasant summer weather attracts scores of tourists to this destination bringing alive the sleepy Mersa Matruh Airport which is mostly found to be serving only seasonal flights. Situated at an elevation of 94 feet above mean sea level, this airport is owned and operated by the government of Egypt which also allows this facility for military operations. The Mersa Matruh Air Base also hosts the 102nd Tactical Fighter Brigade, with the 26 Squadron flying a variety of fighter military aircrafts. This airport is having a single passenger terminal and a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 9,843 feet each that have served over 71,000 passengers in the year 2009. Equipped with mere basic passenger facilities, the Mersa Matruh Airport is situated at a distance of 35 kilometers from the city centre and providing private bus services as the only means of transport for passengers wanting to move downtown