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Getting around by air

Egypt is well connected to the region and the rest of the world by air.

Airports & Airlines

Cairo International Airport Egypt's main entry point, served by most international carriers.

Burg Al Arab Airport Alexandria's airport mostly receives flights from Middle Eastern and North African cities.

Hurghada Airport Receives mainly charter international flights.

Luxor Airport Has very few international direct flights; EgyptAir flies direct from London Heathrow.

Marsa Alam Airport Served by a handful of charter flights from European destinations.

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport Historically an excellent Egypt entry point for travellers looking for low-cost fares, and served by a number of European budget airlines. Since the 2015 Metrojet Flight 9268 disaster, most direct international services have been suspended. Improved security arrangements should change this situation.

EgyptAir (www.egyptair.com.eg) is the national carrier and a member of Star Alliance. Ticket prices are usually exceptionally good value. No alcohol is served on flights. Its international fleet is in good shape and air marshals are present on every flight. The 2016 hijacking incident (when an EgyptAir flight was re-routed to Cyprus, with all hostages eventually released unharmed) and the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 en route from Paris to Cairo (which resulted in the deaths of all 66 passengers and crew) have brought the company's safety and security record into question.

Departure Tax

Departure tax is included in the price of a ticket.