Marsa Alam Airport, connecting people from sky to sea
Egypt’s gateway to the Red Sea is on the crest of a wave again with traffic almost returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Marsa Alam Airport handled almost 1.1 million passengers this summer, which is a shade under what it handled the summer before the pandemic.
The airport is now connected to 36 destinations via 21 airlines, with more in the pipeline.
One of the new entries is Wizz Air, which in January will start flights to Marsa Alam from its base Milan Malpensa. There will be two a week to begin with, rising to one a day next summer. Euro Wings is also set to launch flights to Marsa Alam from Prague.
Flying under the slogan ‘connecting people from sky to sea’, Marsa Alam Airport is just a short ride away from the shimmering Red Sea, where two new tourist developments are making a splash.
The first is Port Ghalib Resort, an exclusive development of high-end hotels on the water’s edge. The other is Port Ghalib International Marina, which can accommodate up to 1,500 yachts, and provides a leaping off point to explore the Red Sea.
From the left to right the airport team, Abdelrahmen Elnebiry — operations & Customer service Manager, Mohamed Samir — Head Scheduling & Slots Coordination, Mohamed Saleh — General Operations Manager attending the 151st IATA Slot Conference, Melbourne.