In Photos: Egypt’s Sphinx Int'l Airport receives 1st Condor Airlines flight from Frankfurt

Ahram Online , Friday 31 Mar 2023

Egypt’s Sphinx International Airport received 155 passengers Thursday on board the first Condor Airlines flight coming from Frankfurt since the airport reopened in November.

Egyptian Airports Company and Condor airlines officials celebrate first flight from Frankfurt to Sphinx Airport.


Condor Airlines is scheduled to operate two flights a week to Sphinx.

The arrival was celebrated by officials from Egyptian Airports Company, Condor and the Emeco Group for Tourism and Hotels.

The Sphinx airport is located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road - 45 kilometres from the Pyramids of Giza.

The airport aims to increase tourists’ access to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) and historical sites in the Giza area as well as reduce traffic jams in the capital of Cairo.

The Sphinx airport was reopened in November following a renovation that increased its total area from 4,500 square metres to 24,000, and its passenger throughput from 300 passengers per hour to 900.

In late February, the airport received the first Nesma Airlines from Madrid.

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