The Cairo Airport Company and Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) have signed a memorandum of understanding, marking a significant step towards enhancing the airport experience for passengers travelling through Cairo International Airport. Under the agreement, CAI will provide technical assistance and advisory services aimed at improving operational efficiency, enhancing passenger experience.
Cairo International is the busiest airport in Africa, serving upwards of 11 million passengers annually. The airport has undergone significant improvements in recent years, including the expansion of its Terminal 2 and the construction of a new Terminal 3. A planned fourth terminal, is expected to increase annual capacity to 30 million passengers. It currently has the capacity to handle 27 million passengers. The partnership with CAI is expected to further enhance the airport’s capabilities, providing passengers with a world-class airport experience. The Singapore firm has been involved in airport projects in over 20 countries, including Brazil, China, India, Japan, the Philippines and Russia.
Egypt, which depends heavily on tourism revenue, expects to receive 15 million tourists this year (2023). In 2021, it received was the ranked top as the leading African country for both domestic and international traffic, with a total of over 13 million passengers. However, it is placed fourth in terms of freight handling, managing about 12,000 tonnes of cargo, behind Ethiopia, South Africa, and Nigeria.
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