The airport is Located
west of Cairo on Egypt-Alexandria Desert road, where the airport’s gate is located on
the route to "West Cairo Military Airport".
The airport was established in cooperation between the armed forces and private sector
companies to serve 3 million passengers annually in the new cities, especially
6th of October City and Sheikh Zayed, beside 6 other governorates including
Fayoum, Beni Suef, El Menia and North Upper Egypt in general.
The construction of the airport aims to ease pressure on Cairo
International Airport as well as receiving tourist charter flights.
Airport gates: (12) gates for car fees (6 for entrance and 6 for
The project consists of a main terminal building and control
tower and 42 service buildings with a total area of 25,500 square meters. Four
buildings were constructed as power substations, a meteorological building, a
mosque and a parking area with a capacity of 400 cars and 20 buses on a 50
thousand square meters.
The main terminal building consists of an arrival hall, a
departure hall, a VIP lounge, procedures hall, passport administration offices,
a customs and security zone, built on an area of 4,500 square meters and
accommodates 300 passengers per hour.
The largest aircraft model is code (D) A320
The airport is designed to be capable of receiving large 4E
A Tarmac was constructed with a 126,800 square meters. It can
accommodate 9 D-code and E-code aircrafts. A civil-military linked route of
1,260 kilo meters long and 24 meters wide has been established. It will be used
in emergency situations. Another route is established of 400 meters dedicated to
the passage of fire trucks and ambulances in emergency cases only.
Two main exit and landing runways were constructed, along with
auxiliary runways and a 4,000-meter-long fence.
The airport has been equipped with the latest thermal
surveillance cameras in the world; X-Ray detection devices, fire alarm system,
access control system, and luggage detection devices, and a 44-meters-long
The communication and information technology systems available at
the airport: 7 x-RAY bags, 7 metal gates for passenger inspection, 88 security
cameras inside the lounges, 16 data display screens (FIDS), 16 TV screen,
internal radio, central clock, Internet service (WIFI).
The airport comes within the framework of planning to establish a group of new
international airports covering Egypt, which will have a great impact to
facilitate the movement of incoming tourism to Egypt as well as saving long time
for citizens and tourists in travel and access to all provinces.
Capital International Airport in Kattamya
It is designed and built to serve the new administrative capital
and to support the tourism movement, in accordance with the highest
international standards, relying solely on Egyptian expertise, national
companies and under the supervision of the Engineering Authority of the Armed
The airport is divided into two parts: the aviation field and the
administrative area. The construction consists of 45 administrative buildings.
The air field contains a main runway of 3650 meters-long and 60 meters-wide.
Another runway accommodates eight aircrafts. There is a link between the civil
aircraft field and the emergency military aircraft field, as well as three other
links between the aircraft field and the runway.
The airport is designed and ready to receive a 4E mark allowing it to receive large aircrafts, and can be expanded
to get the 4F mark like Cairo International Airport.
The main terminal building consists of an arrival hall, a departure hall, VIP lounge, passport administration
offices, customs area, port security, service offices for citizens.
The main building was built on 5 thousand square meters, which can accommodate 300 passengers per hour.
The airport has been equipped with the latest thermal surveillance cameras in the world; X-Ray detection devices,
fire alarm system, access control system, and luggage detection devices.
A 50-meters-long control tower was constructed, equipped with the latest surveillance systems, radars and a water
tank to serve firefighting operations. A parking area with a capacity of 500
cars and 20 buses was established.
The Capital International Airport is connected to
Cairo-Suez road via a free crossing bridge to secure entry and exit of the
Two companies have participated in the construction
works of the Capital International Airport, namely “Hassan Allam for
contracting”, which specialized in administrative construction, and the “Arab
Contractors Company”, which established the air field and internal roads.
The Capital International Airport is so named because
it will be in the heart of the new administrative capital, to serve inhabitants
of new cities and Canal cities, to support the tourism movement and to reduce
congestion for Cairo International Airport.