Simple Flying - Tatenda Karuwa

In 2023, Egypt reaffirmed its position as one of Africa's most-visited countries as air traffic continued to grow post-pandemic. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Aviation, the country's airports received approximately 47 million passengers last year, representing a nearly 30% increase compared to the previous year.

Egypt's airports have seen tremendous growth over the past three years. Between January and December 2023, the country handled over 47 million passengers, an approximately 28% increase from the 37 million passengers handled in 2022. Egyptian airports recorded 365,000 flights throughout the year, a 23% increase compared to 2022.

Cairo International Airport remained the busiest airport in Egypt, handling 55% of all traffic.

Hurghada International Airport and Sharm El-Sheik International were the second and third-busiest airports, respectively.

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