Egypt and Singapore ink deals to upgrade Cairo International Airport

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Aug 2023

Singapore's Changi Airports International inked two agreements with Cairo Airport Company on Thursday to jointly develop Cairo International Airport, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said.

Egypt's Cairo International Airport Company delegation led by the Minister of Aviation Mohamed Abbas Helmi in their meeting with Singapore's Changi Airports International officials on Thursday. Photo : Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation.

According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, the first consultancy agreement is passenger-focused and seeks to implement impactful solutions to improve the passenger experience at Cairo International Airport.

The second consultancy agreement is for a feasibility study for developing Cairo Cargo City, a new area at Cairo International Airport earmarked for cargo and logistics development.

Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Mohammed Abbas Helmy, who headed a prominent Egyptian delegation during a visit to Changi Airports, said he was pleased with the collaboration, stressing complete confidence in Changi Airports' ability to produce world-class solutions for enhancing Cairo International Airport.

Helmy stated that the agreements align with the strategic plan to make Egypt a pivotal hub for passenger and cargo traffic.

“Changi Airports has won the Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award a record 12 times and is one of the top airport hubs in the world,” said Magdy Azzer, the Chairman and CEO of Cairo Airport Company.

Azzer added that he looked forward to benefitting from Changi Airports International’s experience in producing value-added solutions for Cairo Airport. 

“Changi Airports International is pleased to collaborate with Cairo Airport Company. We seek to unlock Cairo Airport’s tremendous potential for growth, leveraging on its status as one of the busiest airports in Africa by passenger and cargo volumes.” CEO of Changi Airports International Eugene Gan said.

Gan added that Changi Airports looks forward to not only providing impactful solutions in the short term but also to a longer-term partnership with Cairo Airport Company.

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