Main Terminal / Concourses at Sharm el-Sheikh SSH Airport

Sharm el Sheikh Ophira Airport has presenty of two terminals, the new T1 & the old T2 (while new T3 is will open 2015).

Terminal 1 is the international terminal - opened in 2007 with a capacity of 8M passengers per annum. Its 40 check-in counters are for passenger traffic from international (with some exception) and chartered flights. The terminal has three components--two halls shaped in circular fashion and featuring an airy, tent-like roof representing Beduin culture, with a space in between referred to as 'the boat' which serves as passenger transit hub for passport control, duty free shops, restaurants & cafes and VIP areas. 
Terminal 2 is the domestic terminal with a capacity of 2.5 million passengers a year is host to Air Berlin, Air Cairo, Eurofly & Livingston Airlines, among others.
    Amenities & services inside the two terminals include restaurants & cafes, WiFi internet access, post office, currency exchange, souvenir and convenience shops, cloakrooms, rental car counters, pay phones for international calls,
Check-in service starts 3 hrs prior to departure and ends one hour before departure. 
International passengers pass through passport control and customs. An entry permit for Egypt is available in the Arrivals area.

NOTE: A new Terminal 3 is now expected to open by 2017/18 and will house a departure & an arrival hall for both domestic & international flights.  Its innovative roof will shade the departure area and bring in natural light. 
Its Departure Hall will occupy two levels:  (a) The lower level will house shops, duty-free area & baggage handling facilities - with offices, cafe & corridors in the central area. (b) The ground level will house the passport check area, check-in hall, and public departure hall & offices - while the central area will house the immigration hall, food & drink concessions, offices and restrooms.
Its Arrivals Hall will occupy two levels:  (a) The lower level houses the baggage handling facility with support services. (b) The ground level houses a public arrivals hall, visa processing room, international & domestic baggage claim facility, customs area & offices.  (c)   Level 1 will house VIP lounge & cafeteria.

Sharm El Sheikh Airport contact:  within Egypt: tel. (069) 360 1140 - outside of Egypt tel. +20 69 360 1140.
Getting into town takes 20 minutes by either public mini-bus or prepaid taxi.

NOTICE:  A recent post quoted that of the 20 security desks only 3 had been staffed & it took 95 minutes from arriving at terminal to departure area.  Also, baggage belts are not marked for airlines, so there is confusion as to which belt to watch;  the various queue lines make you believe you need a visa - you don't (not for Sharm, only for south Sinai & Cairo). 




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