Cairo International Airport is the busiest airport in Egypt and the second busiest in Africa, behind Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport. Cairo Airport is located 15km from the centre of the capital.
The airport has three terminals in all. These are divided by airline rather than destination.
Since EgyptAir moved to Terminal 3, Terminal 1 hosts mainly foreign airlines, including the likes of Air France and KLM. The recent addition of the AirMall has helped give the terminal a passenger-friendly feel.
Terminal 2 closed in 2010 to allow contractors to modernise and enlarge the terminal. This is scheduled to re-open in late 2016.
Terminal 3 opened in 2009 with a size bigger than the other two terminals combined. It was originally used just for EgyptAir flights, but now also looks after all Star Alliance flights (including Air New Zealand, Lufthansa and United).
Terminals 1 and 3 are connected by a free shuttle bus.