MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5266 times:
The latest addition to the Star Alliance hubs ( Cairo ) is nearing the completion of its brand new Terminal ( Terminal 3 ) that will host all of the Star Alliance members that serve Cairo :
Lufthansa , Austrian , Swiss , Turkish , BMI , Singapore Airlines and of course Egyptair .
Here are some pics of the new Terminal that was supposed to open in the middle of 2007 then got delayed several times until September 2008 :
Facts & Figures :
December 4, 2004
Terminal Design Capacity:
11,000,000 passengers per year , which will increase the overall CAI capacity to 22 M passengers / year .
Number of contact stands : 15 stands expandable to 20 in future phase .
Number of remote stands : 47
A380 gates : 2
Terminal Building Area:
Passenger Boarding Bridges:
154 units (CUTE workstations)
46 units (2,364 linear meters)
Baggage Claim Carousels:
Baggage Handling System Capacity:
10,000 baggage items per hour
Further features of the development include:
* New taxiways, apron, apron control tower, airside roads, airfield lighting drainage and aviation fuel supply system
* HVAC power plant, electrical substations, and an 18,400 m³ water reservoir
* Landside bridges/flyovers serving the traffic to/from the building and the surface car parking area, in addition to a new access road connecting the airport to the ring road
* Provisions to accommodate a central metro station
* Space along the outer landside ring reserved for future multi-level hotel and office buildings .
A 5 stars hotel will be attached to the new Terminal 3 at Cairo , Le Méridien Cairo Airport will be located at Terminal 3, rendering it the only hotel with direct access to Cairo International Airport terminals.
The hotel will boast 350 guest rooms, a 24-hour restaurant, specialty restaurant, coffee bar, lobby bar, lounge, fitness centre, and swimming pool. A business centre, ballroom, and six meeting rooms totalling approximately 750 square meters of meeting space will provide ample space for your next function.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8480 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4765 times:
how recent are the construction photos ? I hope they are quite old because to me it looks like there is a lot more than 2 months work to do on the new terminal - but it does look like a nice design and I am sure that it will be another great link in the "under one roof" strategy for Star Alliance
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