Cairo International Airport HECA is located at 22km (13.7 miles) northeast of central Cairo and 40km (24.9 miles) from the Giza Pyramids.












467 FT



300641 N

0312450 E

Operating hours:



Airport type:







Time zone:

UTC +2


Airport of Entry:


Tower frequency:

118.100 MHZ


Types of traffic permitted (IFR/VFR):


MAG VAR/Annual change

004°E (2015) / 05’E





Accessing HECA:

The airport is accessible through 3 main routes:

  • Main Access Roads: Salah Salem-Orouba Street, an east west main arterial road.
  • Secondary Access Roads: Autostrade-El Nasr Road, a main arterial road, almost parallel to Orouba street & Cairo International Airport
  • The airport can be reached via the new road, connection Terminal 3 with the intersection between Ring Road and Suez Road.

On the Ground

  • Longest runway: 4000m X 60m
  • Fuel types available: Only JET A1 AVBL

Immigration and Customs

  • Customs and Immigration are available 24 hours
  • Passengers who have more than the duty free allowances or prohibited/ restricted goods should go into the RED channel and declare them to an officer in the customs declaration. 
  • Passengers who have nothing more than the duty free allowances and no prohibited or restricted goods go straight through the Green Channel unless asked to stop by an officer.

For a list of exempted items, click this link:


  • A free Cairo Airport Authority shuttle bus links the two terminals, 3km (1.9 miles) apart. The bus runs throughout the night and departs approximately every 30 minutes.
  • Terminal 1 is known as the Old Airport, whilst Terminal 2 is known as the New Airport


Contact Info:

  • Telephone No.: + (202) 22655000
  • Fax: + (202) 22653214
  • Email address:


Safety and Security

  • Fire category: 9
  • Rescue equipment: AVBL

Health and Sanitation:

  • Health and Sanitation are available 24/7
  • Pharmacies in Terminal 1, 3


For more information on this airport and visit the official website, click Cairo International Airpor

For support with your flight operations to Egypt Airports, contact Aviary

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