Alexandria Airport | Borg El Arab International Airport



Borg El Arab International Airport became the principal airport of Alexandria from December 2010 when all traffic was transferred from Alexandria International Airport. The airport consists of a new passenger building and an administration building. The passenger terminal is designed in the shape of a boat and consists of three floors.


Alexandria is located in the northern part of Egypt, where it is one of the largest coastal cities. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. It is most famous in classical times as the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, which is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, to the Temple of Serapis, Serapion, which was part of the legendary library in Alexandria, as a position for learning, and the largest and most prosperous city in the world. It also became infamous for the religious conflict which resulted in the martyrdom of the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria in 415 CE. The city developed from a small port city to become the greatest and most important city in ancient Egypt.

Alexander the Great conquered Egypt with his army after the conquest of Syria in 332 BC. He established Alexandria on top of the ruins of a small coastal town called Rahkotis by sea and began the assignment of transforming it into a great capital. He is said to have designed a plan for the city that was later greatly admired by the historian Strabo (63 BC - 21CE)

 Alexandria developed to become the largest in the known world at the time, drawing scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, artists, and historians. Eratosthenes (c.276-194 BCE) assessed the circumference of the earth to within (80 km) at Alexandria.  The hero (also known as Heron, 10-70 AD) was born and lived in Alexandria where he is considered one of the greatest engineers and mathematicians of his time. the hero was credited with amazing feats in engineering and technology including the first vending machine, the force-pump, and a theatre of automated figures who danced, among his other inventions.

For many years, Borg al Arab airport has been an influential link between old Alexandria and many countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. For many years, Borg al Arab airport has been an influential link between old Alexandria and many countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Alexandria International Airport is undergoing major renewal operations since 2013, and Borg El Arab Airport is the main international gateway to Alexandria and the Nile Delta region.

The airport has been expanded and upgraded in 2010, providing all the latest conveniences for tourists and business travelers. It also provides extensive handling facilities for cargo.

The airport consists of a new passenger building and an administration building. The passenger terminal is designed in the shape of a boat and consists of three floors:

  • Ground floor: allocated for checking in and luggage handling.
  • Second floor: allocated for arrivals, both domestic and international, in addition to administrative offices and airline offices.

Departure Hall

  • Third floor: allocated for departures, both domestic and international, immigration procedures, and a VIP hall. Commercial activities are spread among the three floors.
  • Four movable boarding bridges connect the terminal building to the aircraft.

The terminal contains a duty-free shop, a franchise food court, an area dedicated to travel offices and other travel-related services, a fuel supply unit, a control tower, and a fire station available to cover emergencies on site. A parking area in front of the building provides space for 350 vehicles.

The airport has the capacity to handle 1.2 million passengers per year becoming an adequate replacement to Alexandria International Airport, which shut down in summer 2010 while the airport's facilities are overhauled. During this time all airlines operating to Alexandria will transfer to Borg El Arab Airport.

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