Are you desperate to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx? Or how about the many towers that soar into the skies? If your answer to either question is yes, then you should go to Cairo. As the centre of religious and commercial activities in the Arab world, the “City of Minarets” is undoubtedly one of the must-see, must-go-to places in the world.
Access to the city is easy, as both domestic and international flights are handled by Cairo International Airport. It is worth noting that 14,360,175 passengers flew in and out of Cairo in 2007 and Airports Council International reported it had the highest growth rate of any airport in 2008. This only goes to show that Cairo is a place with its roots firmly based in trade and tourism.
International travellers from Africa, America, Asia and Europe have a wide range of airlines to choose from, including Aeroflot (Moscow), Air France (Paris), Cyprus Airways (Larnaca), Czech Airlines (Prague), Delta Airlines (New York), El Al (Tel Aviv), Iraqi Airways (Baghdad), KLM (Amsterdam), Middle East Airlines (Beirut), Royal Jordanian (Amman), Syrian Arab Airlines (Damascus), Air Berlin (Nuremberg), British Airways (London), Emirates (Dubai), Jetairfly (Brussels), Korean Air (Seoul), Olympic Airlines (Athens), Lufthansa (Frankfurt), Singapore Airlines (Singapore) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul).
Visitors can also fly to Cairo on domestic and European charter flights operated by Air Cairo, Air Europa, Air Memphis, Alexandria Airlines, Cairo Aviation, Euro Mediterranean Airlines, Iberworld, Lotus Air and Midwest Airlines.