Bassem Abdul Kareem, Assistant-Minister of Civil Aviation for International Affairs and Media, said that the first Egypt Air airliner landed on Monday at Berenice International Airport in the Red Sea Governorate.
He went on to say that the airport aims at attracting a bigger number of tourists.
Abdel Kareem explained that the airport was built according to the most modern international models in a promising area that is 160 km from Marsa Alam on the Red Sea.
He pointed out that the tarmac extends to 3, 5 km with a width of 60 m.
The airport can service 600 passengers per hour and it houses 47 technical, administrative, and service buildings.
On the other hand, Abdel Kareem assured that 75% of Sphinx Airport works of development were completed and is scheduled to open between next October and November.
He added that Sphinx Airport serves Upper Egypt and the Delta and there is a study to open a cargo zone in it.