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Borg El Arab Intl Airport

Borg El Arab Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Alexandria, Egypt
Location Borg El Arab
Elevation AMSL 177 ft / 54 m
Coordinates 30°55′04″N 029°41′47″E / 30.91778°N 29.69639°E / 30.91778; 29.69639
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,400 11,156 Asphalt
14R/32L 411 1,347 Asphalt
14S/32S 411 1,347 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Borg El Arab Airport (IATA: HBE, ICAO: HEBA) (Arabic:مطار برج العرب الدولي) is an airport serving Alexandria, Egypt. It is located about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Alexandria, in Borg El Arab (alternate spellings: Borg Al Arab, Burg El Arab). The airport also serves the nearby areas of the Nile Delta.

In 2009, the airport served 371,605 passengers (+96.5% vs. 2008).

Borg El Arab is planned to become the principal airport of Alexandria from December 2010 when all traffic is transferred from Alexandria International Airport (currently Alexandria's busiest airport) which will close for two years while undergoing a major re-development program (see 'Future Terminal & Operations' below).


Borg El Arab Airport is undergoing a major expansion in terms of the airport's passenger and cargo handling capacity in response to growing demand and the new facilities are expected to become operational from the fourth quarter of 2010.

The airport will consist of a new passenger building and an administration building. The passenger terminal is designed in the shape of a boat and consists of three floors:

  • Ground floor: allocated for checking in and luggage handling.
New terminal at Borg El Arab Airport
    New terminal at Borg El Arab Airport
  • Second floor: allocated for arrivals, both domestic and international, in addition to administrative offices and airlines offices.
  • Third floor: allocated for departures, both domestic and international, immigration procedures and a VIP hall. Commercial activities are spread among the three floors.
  • Four airbridges will connect the terminal building to aircraft.

The terminal will contain a duty free shop, a franchise food court, an area dedicated for travel offices and other travel-related services, a fuel supply unit, a control tower, and a fire station available to cover emergencies on site. Also a parking area on the building's front will provide space for 350 vehicles.

The estimated cost of the modernization plan is $120 million and is expected to be complete by summer 2010.

The airport has the capacity to handle 1.2 million passengers per year becoming an adequate replacement to Alexandria International Airport, which will shut down in summer 2010 for a two year period while the airport's facilities are overhauled. During this time all airlines operating to Alexandria will transfer to Borg El Arab Airport.

In June 2009, governmental plans to develop an extension of Alexandria with an area of 390 acres (1.6 km) located to the west of the old city were revealed. It would be later known as "New Alexandria". The new city is planned to be linked to Borg Al-Arab airport via the ring road with an estimated travel time of 25 minutes.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Egypt Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut, Khartoum, Kuwait
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca [begins 5 October]
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Nas Air Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
Wataniya Airways Kuwait

Airlines and destinations will be completely updated upon the completion of the new terminal building by December 2010 and transfer of airlines from Alexandria International Airport.

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General Info
Country Egypt
Time UTC+2(+3DT)
Latitude 30.917669
30° 55' 03.61" N
Longitude 29.696408
029° 41' 47.07" E
Elevation 177 feet
54 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Alternate Name ALEXANDRIA
Near City Alexandria
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
Daylight Saving Time Dates notified by NOTAM

TWR 119.1
Opr 0700-1700Z++.

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 11156 x 148 feet
3400 x 45 meters
14R/32L 1347 x 148 feet
411 x 45 meters
14S/32S 1347 x 148 feet
411 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB DJ BORG EL ARAB - 563 3.1 NM 320.5

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

RSTD Both Rwys 14-32S and 14R-32L are STOL and copter use only and are lctd aprx .7 NM SW and SE of the main Rwy 14-32.

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