Egyptian airports have made a great achievement on the level of the African continent in passenger traffic and air cargo, as Cairo International Airport and two other Egyptian airports topped the list issued by the Airports Council International (ACI) for the first ten African airports in terms of passenger traffic in 2021. Manar pointed out that the Egyptian airports’ network is witnessing a great development with new airports being constructed, and old ones being modernized, beside strengthening the security and safety systems at all airports, developing the cargo village and modernizing the air cargo fleet. Eleven Egyptian airports obtained and renewed the certificate of safe health travel from the Airports Council International, which contributed to increasing tourist traffic to Egypt and strengthened its position on the map of the world’s favorite tourist destinations, Manar said. Cairo Airport ranked first in Africa in terms of passenger numbers, with 11.3 million passengers, exceeding the number of passengers of the airports of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Morocco and Kenya, while Hurghada Airport came in the fifth place with 4.9 million passengers, and Sharm el-Sheikh Airport ranked eighth on the list with almost 4.6 million passengers. In the field of air freight, Cairo Airport came in second place in Africa with cargoes weighing 333,536 tons, after Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Kenya, which came in first place.
Source: Egypt Independent August 04, 2022 23:35 UTC