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.
Sharm el Sheikh Airport will soon have three passenger terminals, the T1, T2 (new T3 is still under construction, but expected to open during 2015).
Parking options include short- and long-term parking in a guarded parking lot across from the terminals.