Cairo International Airport sets new traffic record on Monday with 612 flights, 80k passengers

Aya Salah , Tuesday 25 Apr 2023

Cairo International Airport (CIA) witnessed on Monday the highest rates of air traffic operations and travel, and arrival traffic since the airport's establishment, reaching 612 flights and 82,000 passengers over the course of the day, the Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Cairo International Airport
File Photo: Cairo International Airport. Photo courtesy of Cairo Airport company website.


The previous highest daily traffic was 77,000 passengers set on 30 December 2022.

The Minister of Civil Aviation Muhammad Abbas Helmy praised the efforts of all employees at CIA and their crowning achievement of the highest operating rates reached by incoming and outgoing flights from CIA as well as the number of incoming and outgoing passengers.

“Cairo Airport faces major challenges in handling the continuous rise in air traffic and growth of passengers and flights,” Helmy said in the statement. 

 “We must sustain progress on efficient services and continuous infrastructure expansion to meet the demand for travel and tourism according to Egypt’s comprehensive development strategy and Vision 2030,” he added. 

Egypt, which depends heavily on tourism revenue, recently eased visa rules for visitors from China; Iran; India; Turkey; Morocco and Algeria to stimulate the tourism industry following losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreover, the government has said it expects 15 million tourists to visit Egypt in 2023 and plans are in the work to expand hotel capacity to receive 25–30 million by 2028.

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