The airport has 3 terminals in 2010.
Terminal 1 is quite a distance from terminals 2 and 3, which are adiacent.
has 23 gates in
2009. It's brand new in 2009. It is adjacent to terminal 2. October 2004: a Turkish firm is
going to build Cairo International Airport third
passenger terminal for 350 million US dollar, which is covered by a 335
loan from the World Bank. Nearly 50 per cent of Egypt's passenger
traffic is passing
through Cairo International Airport which has a maximum capacity of
passengers and is not equipped to absorb additional traffic. December
2004 a contract was given to Fraport AG (a German company) to manage
the airport for 8 years. A 5-star hotel is planned to be build just in front of terminal 3.
: It's adiacent to terminal 3. When terminal 2 needed expansion they build terminal 3.
: There will be an
automated people mover between terminal 1 and terminals 2/3 in 2010.
Terminal 1 is still in action in 2010, but terminals 2and 3 combined
are larger. They even have connected an air mall to terminal 2. The
hotels with pools (Novotel, Ibero) at the airport are within walking
distance of that air mall.
In 1998 some 7'116'026
passengers used the airport.