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Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport was formerly known as Ophira International Airport. The airport serves approximately 10 million pasengers annually which makes it the third busiest airport in Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport was formerly known as Ophira International Airport. The airport serves approximately 10 million pasengers annually which makes it the third busiest airport in Egypt.

Address

El Salam, Egypt

Phone

+20 69 3623304

Terminals

The modern style terminals at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport offer luxury terminal atmosphere and the staff within the terminal center are very helpful, active and efficient. The terminal area is clean and has an open, bright surrounding where travelers can relax after their tiring journey. 

Prayer Facilities

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport has prayer room facilities and a mosque within the airport for ladies and gents.
 

Halal Food

Plenty of  food courts are available at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. Passengers have several options such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets. Here at the airport, food is definitely Halal.

Transport

Transport is not a problem at all since many transport options are available at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport at an affordable price. Travelers can easily get a bus or taxi. Taxis are common and a popular method of transport in the area.

Shopping

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport has a large range of duty free shops. Passengers can purchase perfumes, cosmetics, chocolate, jewelery, bags, sweets and etc. The variety of shops stretches from superstores, gift and crafts shops to branded clothing outlets. 

Amenities

All the facilities required by a passenger are available within the Airport including baggage packaging, tourism and aviation offices, staff assistance, ATMs and telephones, post office, banks, missing baggage offices and kids play area. 

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