Egypt - Sharm El-Sheikh Airport Development Project - Revised

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Apr 2015
Signature Date 29 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21050
Commitment U.A 65,193,629.08
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

Sharm El-Sheikh Airport Development project consists of the development of a new terminal building, a new runway, a new control tower and associated airfield, ancillary and electrical works, within the current boundaries of Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in Egypt. The project will increase capacity of the airport by an additional 10 million passengers per year (mpax) and 34 operations/hour, giving a total capacity of 18 mpax and 68 operations/hour. It will remove a potential bottleneck in the movement of travellers, including tourists into and out of Sharm El-Sheikh city, which yields large foreign currency revenues for the country. The project will be implemented over 44 months, and is estimated to cost around USD 671.3 million (excluding tax). It comprises the following components: i) construction of a new terminal building, with all its associated facilities; ii) construction of airfield works, including a new 3,600 m runway, taxiway system, aprons, service roads, and ancillary buildings; iii) construction of a control tower with all associated facilities and systems; iv) installation of electrical and navigation systems; v) developing supporting infrastructure; vi) project Supervision and management, including consulting services; vii) establishing an Airports Centre of Excellence.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to develop a new terminal, runway and control tower at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Egyptian economy, the Egyptian Airports Company (EAC), the private sector in the tourism, aviation and services industries, travellers using the airport, airline operators, Egypt’s labor force, and the Egyptian economy at large.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Middle Income Countries Fund
Egyptian Airports Company


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-DA0-001
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Aymen Ahmed Osman ALI

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
27.91582 34.32995 Sharm el-Sheikh