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Vision

Enhancing the International rank classification of Cairo Airport in accordance with the global place of Egypt & its geographical position & developing its working organization to become Central of Aviation movements in the Middle East & Africa providing distinct most safe & secure system, the easiest to use with featured top luxury in 2030.

Mission

Cairo Airport is obtaining an International extreme importance being the main gate of the Capital of Egypt & its destination to adapt all of Aviation movements & activities around the World which has an important impact on the country’s economic income in engagement with various interested governmental, security, Airlines & businesses parties to realize performance integrity enhancing the loyalty of Egyptian Civil Aviation customers which is governed by a set of laws, regulations, national & International standards. We are demanding an optimal use of resources in ultimate way with the organization performance towards its customers & realize sustainable development.

ABOUT

Cairo International Airport history started in the fourties of the last century when the American Bayn Field air-force base was established five kilometers far from Almaza Airport to serve the Alliance during the Second World War. The American forces left the base by the end of the war.
In 1945, the Civil Aviation Authority took over the base and allocated it to the International Civil Aviation. The Airport was called "King Farouk 1st Airport". In the meantime, Almaza Airport was dedicated to the domestic flights.

It is worth mentioning that the Air Traffic Movement during that period, particularly in 1946, was 200.000 passengers a year. The peak hour capacity of the Airport reached 200 passengers per hour.

In 1955, some studies were done to build a new terminal with a higher capacity; the location of the new terminal was chosen between the two runways, east of Cairo. The works of construction started in 1957 and has been inaugurated on 18th of March 1963.

In 1963, Cairo International Airport replaced the old Heliopolis Airport located at the Hike-Step area in the East of Cairo. It consisted of arrival and departure halls, a transit hall and two runways with a capacity of five million passengers a year.

As air transport rates went up to 55 % in the seventies, a second hall was constructed in 1977-79 and a third added in 1980.

In the Eighties, air transport rates increased again and a second terminal became a necessity. Terminal Building 2 with its two arrival and departure halls, a transit hall and a runway, was constructed to serve 3.5 million passengers per year.

With the increase in Air Traffic Movement and the demand for international service standards, there was a need for developing the airport's facilities . As a result, Cairo Airport Company started a major renovation and development plan on the transit hall in Terminal 1. It has been finished by the end of 2003 with a cost of US $ 12, 000,000. The consultant designer company for the project is ECG "Engineering Consultants Groups" S.A. Cairo, Egypt.

The building consists of a ground floor, first floor and a mezzanine. The scope of work has been divided into three phases. The 1st phase was the renovation of the ground floor and has been completed in March 2002 and during the implementation of this work the airport processed normal operations. The ground floor contains the main access doors, bar, cafeteria, main duty free shops, boutiques, and transit/ transfer facilities.
The second phase, started during June 2003, as a development of the upper floor, which includes lounges, cafes and the car parking area. First and business class lounges will be located in the mezzanine floor. For economical class, travelers will pay for lounges, each lounge reveals a different theme; Italian, British, American, French and Arabic. In addition, there will be luxurious VIP lounge to suit all tastes.

The third phase, that was completed by the end of 2003, includes the completion of a 1960's cafe overlooking the runway as well as duty free shops.

There are other facilities in the airport as: both international and national telephone services, screens and monitors with detailed flight information, telephones for passenger's inquiries using IVR, banking facilities, rent cars companies, information desks, post office, pharmacy, clinic, disabled traveler facilities, baggage trolleys, and porters are also available.

The development plan takes into consideration the huge commercial opportunities that serve the airports today. As airports are commercial projects whose performance should always be geared towards increasing revenues, international studies show that air transport fees represent only 40% of airport revenues, a percentage that is expected to shrink to 20% in 10 years. Meanwhile commercial operations will provide 80 % of the airport revenues. One of the ways to increase the airport revenue is planting flowers on a hundred feddans of its lands, as the airport has made arrangements to export these flowers to various European countries.

The Airport faces continuous developments as enlarging the capacity of the transit hall from 1200 to 4500 passengers per hour, and a new parking area with the capacity of 800 vehicles has been constructed at a cost of 25 million pounds.

Amongst the new services, a new VIP Arrival and Departure Hall, has been constructed outside the airport with a capacity of 180-200 passengers per hour. The new hall mainly serves the first class passengers and businessmen who want to pay more but to have rest in luxurious lounges while their papers and luggage are being checked.

Terminal 3, which is allocated for domestic flights, has been upgraded into an international hall. There is also a multi-story underground garage had been constructed to serve those who need long-time parking .

To avoid traffic jams in Al-Orouba st., which is the main road connects the airport with downtown, there is a new road provides an alternative route during peak times. This new route improves traffic congestion along the airports main access routes.

There are high expectations that the renovations will help the 40-years old hub to keep up with the increased air traffic coming up into Egypt, as well as the changes in modern aviation that have taken place since the airport was first built.

The Integrated Policy of Quality; Environment; & Occupational Health & Safety

Cairo International Airport is the main and first gate to our beloved Egypt. It is the facade that reflects our progress and ancient civilization. Therefore, Cairo Airport Company is interested in adopting an lntegrated Policy outlining the company concepts and vision regarding Quality; Environment; and Occupational Health and Safety. To achieve this policy, we are committed to the following :

Cairo Airport History
  1. 1963
     
  2. 1970
     
  3. 1977
     
  4. 1979
     
  5. 1980
     
  6. 1982
     
  7. 1986
     
  8. 1990
     
  9. 2000
     
  10. 2001
     
  11. 2002
     
  12. 2003
     
  13. 2004
     
  14. 2005
     
  15. 2006
     
  16. 2007
     
  17. 2008
     
  18. 2010
     
  19. 2011
     
  20. 2012
     
  21. 2013
     
  22. 2014
     
  23. 2015
     
  24. 2016
     
  25. 2017
     
  1. 1963

    The former president Gamal AbdElnaser had inaugurated CAC first terminal buildingTerminal 1 in March 18. The first 100-fedan terminal had been established within 10 years since 1953 until 1963 by the amount of 7 Million EGP to bear the capacity of 5 Million passengers per annum.

  2. 1970

    The passengers’ number is raised to 1.268 Million.

  3. 1977

    The first construction of arrival hall (2).

  4. 1979

    The first construction of departure hall (2).

  5. 1980

    The first construction of departure &arrival hall (3) that caused a huge soar on the passengers’ number at this year to reach 5.244 million rating 313.6% as an increase comparing to the year 1970.

  6. 1982

    The construction of the new passage 50L/23R.

  7. 1986

    The first inauguration of Terminal Building 2 with capacity of 3 Million passengers .

  8. 1990

    The number of passengers is raised to 7.311 Million rating 39.4% comparing to 1980.

  9. 2000

    The first time in CAC that the number of passengers increases to 8.943million passengers rating 22.3% comparing to 1990.

  10. 2001

    The passenger's number reached to 8.319 million

  11. 2002

    The passengers number had increased to 8.393Million passengers rating 0.9% as an increase comparing to 2001.On the other hand ,the passengers number has decreased to 6.2% comparing to the rush year of 2000 as a result of 11sept 2011 event.

  12. 2003

    The number of passengers recorded 9.534 Million rating 14.4% comparing to 2003 & by 14% comparing to 2002. In addition to that,Terminal 3 contract is signed to highlight this year.

  13. 2004

    The passenger's number is increased to 10.778 Million by 5.5% increasing rate comparing to 2005 & by 20.5% increasing rate comparing to the rush year 2000. Furthermore, CAC could obtain the title of (the best airport in Africa).

  14. 2005

    The former president (Mubarak) has inaugurated the new terminal building no 3 (TB3) in 18/12/2008. The building is constructed on 190000 MS by the cost 2.5 Billion EGP. The passengers increased this year to 14.360.029 Million rating 14% comparing to 2007.

  15. 2006

    The first operation ofTerminal 3 , which is mainly, dedicated for Egypt air flights & the airlines members in the star aliens. In spite of transforming Ghada & Elmadina flights toTerminal 1 , Terminal 3 could release about 3911 flights including 460640 passengers during this year.

  16. 2007

    The passenger's number is increased to 16.00 million rating 12.22% as a result of the new development ofTerminal 3 & Terminal 1

  17. 2008

    Increasing the passenger's number to 13.00 million with a shortage rating 19.04% as a result of the Egyptian revolution events. Meanwhile, new projects such as & not limited to, the Multi Storey Garage, auto train & the new Seasonal hall

  18. 2010

    The passenger's number is increased to 16.00 million rating 12.22% as a result of the new development ofTerminal 3 & Terminal 1

  19. 2011

    Increasing the passenger's number to 13.00 million with a shortage rating 19.04% as a result of the Egyptian revolution events. Meanwhile, new projects such as & not limited to, the Multi Storey Garage, auto train & the new Seasonal hall

  20. 2012

    Increasing the passengers numbers to 14.711 million passengers rating 13.1% comparing to 2011. In addition to that, the multi-storey garage is inaugurated as well as the automatic people mover to connect all the terminal buildings to the airport at a specific time.


  21. 2013

    The passengers number is retreated during this year to 13.763 million passengers with shortage rated 6.4% comparing to 2012. Furthermore, the Meridian Airport Hotel is inaugurated with a capacity of 350 rooms.

  22. 2014

    The passengers’ number rose to 14.678 million passengers marking 6.6% comparing to the last year.

  23. 2015

    The passengers’ number is increased to 15.835 million passengers rating 7.9% comparing to 2014.

  24. 2016

    The inauguration of Terminal Building 2 to bear the capacity of 7.5 million passengers as a result, the capacity of the whole Cairo International Airport is raised for more than 30 million passengers annually. In addition to that, the building contains 28 boarding Bridges and 78 counters for passports. Moreover it includes 11-room hotel inside the customs office equipped to the highest level.

    Awarding the international certificate of conformity in the quality management system in accordance with international standard organization ( ISO 9001: 2008 dated 30/08/2016).

    The number of passengers is raised to 16.5 million passengers, recording an increase of 4% from 2015, and an increase of 30.9% from 2007.


  25. 2017

    ISO 14001/2004 Environmental Certification.

    Renewing the accreditation of quality management system within Cairo Air Port Company in accordance with ISO 9001/ 2008 on 30/8/2017.

    Aerodrome certification for 2 years.

    OHSAS18001/2007 International Occupational Safety and Health Certificate.

    Award for Excellence in Air Safety - International Airport Council - ACI Africa.

    The number of passengers has been 15.959.046 million passengers in 2017.