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Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH) Airport

Sharm el-Sheikh SSH Airport Overview

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport SSH (or Sharm Ash Shaykh Airport) is Egypt's gateway to the best Red Sea Resort for countless European sun-seekers, as well as  a great amount of Arab nationals, passing daily through the airport, while their numbers are still increasing. 

SSH Airport, located about 23 km northeast of the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh,at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, bordering on the Red Sea.  The town of Sharm el-Sheikh is described as being situated on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba.

With 3 long runways and an estimated 7 million passengers a year, Sharm el Sheikh International is the second-largest Airport in Egypt, served by regular national & international airlines, by low-cost airlines, and charter services.

NOTE: Wiki's site points out that  "Nationals from the EU and the US do not require a visa for travel to Sharm El Sheikh if the visit is for fourteen days or less - although those travelling to outside the Sinai area may still require a visa, which are purchasable for a small fee on arrival. It is mandatory for all travellers arriving at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport to complete a landing card (handed-out by crew on flight), and on departing to complete an exiting card (handed-out at check-in) before passing through passport control".

Sharm el Sheikh Airport will soon have three passenger terminals, the T1, T2 and a the new T3 to  be completed 'soon'. 

Parking options at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport include short- and long-term parking in a guarded parking lot across from the terminals.

To get from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport to your destination you can rent a car, take a taxi or one the the public minibuses which run between the city and the airport and take about 20 minutes. Taxi service is available by regular taxi or tourist taxi. Tourist taxis are a bit more comfortable and have English-speaking drivers; do, however, negotiate fare before stepping inside. A fare to Naama Bay should cost around EGP 40.

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