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Cairo International Airport (CAI)

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Cairo International Airport (CAI)
AddressOruba Road, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone(02) 265 5000/1
Websitewww.cairo-airport.com
Number of terminals4
Time zoneGMT +2
LocationThe airport is located 22km (13.5 miles) northeast of Cairo.
Airport codeCAI
Country dialing code202
Airport newsThe Seasonal Flight Terminal, a new terminal charged with easing congestion during the peak Hajj pilgrimage season, opened in 2011. Terminal 2 is closed for renovation until 2013. A new on-site 5-star hotel is due to open in late 2012. Other key projects include the development of an automated people mover system, and the construction of a new Cairo Metro line linking the airport with the city.
Driving directionsThe airport can be reached from Cairo city centre, across the 6th October Bridge, via Salah Salem Road which leads to Heliopolis. The airport and Heliopolis are well signposted from the city centre. The airport is located off the Al-Orouba main road, and can now be reached via a new link road from the Cairo Ring Road.
Car rentalCar hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, J Car and Thrifty.
Public transport and taxisBus: a recently introduced shuttle bus service (tel: (02) 265 3937) connects the airport with Heliopolis and central Cairo (journey time is around 45 minutes). It operates at half-hourly intervals. Public buses also run to a number of destinations, and intercity connections link the airport with Alexandria.
Taxi: taxis are available from the airport to central Cairo (journey time: 30 minutes). They leave from outside the Arrivals hall; haggling is recommended.
Car parkingThere are short and long-term parking facilities outside all terminals.
Information and help desksInformation desks are located in all terminals, in the Arrivals and Departures halls and in the transit hall. Flight information (tel: (02) 634 8566) is available 24 hours a day. Tourist police (tel: (02) 265 2313, Terminal 1, or 265 2269, Terminal 2) within the terminals can also provide information.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: the airport has a bank and ATMs; 24-hour bureaux de change and post offices are located in the Departures hall in both terminals. The post office is open 24 hours a day.
Eating and drinking:
there are numerous restaurants at the airport. Bars are located in the Departures halls of both terminals and are open 24 hours.
Shopping:
shops, including gift shops, clothes shops, bookshops and newsagents, are located in the Departures halls in both terminals and in the new transit hall. Duty-free shops are available in both terminals.
Luggage:
baggage trolleys and porters are available. Left-luggage facilities can be found in both terminals.
Other facilities:
 a pharmacy is located in Departures in both terminals.
Conference and business facilitiesThere is a business centre in Terminal 1 connected to the new transit hall by an escalator and providing computer and fax services. Business facilities and meeting rooms are also available in the Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel (tel: (02) 291 8520; www.novotel.com). There is a range of internationally themed VIP lounges in the terminals. Computer and fax machines are available, as is wireless internet access (free in Terminal 1).
Disabled facilitiesWheelchairs are available on request and there are disabled toilets. Disabled passengers should contact their airline for assistance. There are no reserved car parking spaces for disabled passengers.
Airport hotelsThere is a number of hotels near the Cairo International Airport. Complimentary shuttle buses run from the airport to all major hotels.

Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel
The four-star Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel is located a short distance from the Cairo International Airport and provides a shuttle bus service to and from the terminals. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, three meeting rooms and a childen's play area.
P.O Box 8, Cairo Airport
Cairo 11776, Egypt
Tel: (02) 2291 8520
Web: www.novotel.com
Cairo International Airport
Cairo
Egypt
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