Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH) Airport
Sharm el-Sheikh SSH Airport Overview
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 average passenger count of 9 million per 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: Nationals from the EU and the US do not require a visa for travel to Sharm El Sheikh if the visit is for 15 days /14 nights- although those travelling to outside the Sinai area still requires a visa*, which are available for a small fee on arrival. It is mandatory for all travelers arriving at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport to complete a landing card (handed-out by crew on flight - just write on the back 'Sinai Only' if staying there exclusively), and on departing to complete an exiting card (handed-out at check-in) before passing through passport control.
* A visa is needed if planning to stay over 15 days; explore sites outside of Sinai, take boat trip to Ras Mohammed; go quad biking or visit Blue Lagoon & BBQ trip; intend to go out to see like deep-sea diving trips.
Currently Sharm el Sheikh Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 - while new T3 is expected to open during 2015.
Parking options include short- and long-term parking in a guarded parking lot across from the terminals.
Present & future Airport developments: A loan approval was obtained in April 2015 for much needed Airport extension and preparations for the construction of a new terminal, runway & control tower can go ahead. It is currently anticipated that the project will boost capacity by an additional 10M passengers, to a total of 18M annually, and that completion would be by 2018/19.