Pilot operation of the Capital International Airport starts on Tuesday

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry is preparing for the pilot operation of the Capital International Airport in the New Administrative Capital on Tuesday following the completion of its construction and equipment so that it may receive flights.

Civil Aviation Ministry sources said that the ministry has completed all the equipment for the airport, adding that EgyptAir has completed its preparations and opened markets at the arrival and departure halls in preparation for pilot operation.

A delegation from the Civil Aviation Ministry inspected the departure and arrival halls, passport counters, duty free shops, luggage area, airfield and air control tower to determine the preparedness of the airport for pilot operation and to ensure the availability of all technical, logistical and security features at the airport as required.

The Capital International Airport will contribute significantly to serving the residents of East Cairo in addition to those in the cities of Shorouq, Badr, Heliopolis, the New Administrative Capital and the governorates of the Suez Canal. It will also support the travel and tourism movement and ease the operational congestion of Cairo International Airport.

The airport will also contribute significantly to the development of the Suez and Ain Sokhna regions, which include the ports of Suez, Adaba and Ain Sokhna, which are posts for international trade, industry and investment.

The government plans to establish complementary industries and logistics zones that will transform the region into an industrial hub and create a positive investment climate that serves the national economy.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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