Cairo International Airport is an important hub for EgyptAir. The flag carrier of Egypt connects the country’s capital city with more than 50 destinations on several continents. EgyptAir serves as a major gateway into the Arab World with flights to Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The Egyptian flag carrier provides direct trips to important European cities such as Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, and Vienna. The limited service to Asian destinations includes flights to China and Japan. Domestic destinations available through EgyptAir service include Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, and Sharm el Sheikh. All EgyptAir flights depart from Terminal 3 at Cairo International Airport. Most of the other airlines at Egypt’s busiest airport use the Terminal 1 building.
Most of the international airline companies serving Cairo International Airport are from the Middle East and Africa. Such service links Egypt’s largest city with many other Muslim countries.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two important cities in the United Arab Emirates, can be reached via Etihad Airways and Emirates. Gulf Air operates a route into the Kingdom of Bahrain. Baghdad can be reached using Iraqi Airways service. Kuwait International Airport is accessible via Jazeera Airways and Kuwait Airways. Oman Air takes passengers to Muscat. Egypt’s good neighbor Jordan can be reached by Royal Jordanian and Royal Falcon services. Saudia invites passengers into holy Islamic sites in Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah, Medina, and Riyadh. The Lebanese flag carrier Middle East Airlines operates service to Beirut.
Cairo International Airport is well connected to North Africa thanks to major companies from that region. Libyan Airlines offers flights to large cities in Libya including Benghazi, Misrata, and Tripoli. Royal Air Maroc takes visitors to Morocco’s largest city of Casablanca. Tunisair provides a route into Tunis-Carthage International Airport. The city of Algiers is connected to Cairo through Air Algerie. African airline companies that serve Cairo International Airport include Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Eritrean Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sudan Airways, and Marsland Aviation.
The only European airlines serving Cairo International Airport are Air France, Aerosvit, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, TAROM, Swiss International Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. These flag carriers connect Cairo to important cities within Europe such as Paris, London, Madrid, Munich, Istanbul, Kiev, Rome, and Zurich. Aeroflot, the official flag carrier for the Russian Federation, connects Cairo International Airport directly with Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.