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Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport is the second busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo International Airport. Formerly known as Ophira International Airport, it is an international airport located in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Opened on May 14, 1968, the airport was originally an air force base and also served the small settlement of Ofira.
The two-level 43,000 m2 terminal features 40 check-in counters and is designed to cater a large number of international and chartered flights. It has two domestic and six international gates, all of which exit to remote stands. The terminal comprises three building components: two circular-shaped halls fused together by a wedge-shaped intermediate space dubbed 'the boat'. 'The boat' serves as a passenger transit hub housing passport control, duty free, and VIP areas as well as cafes/restaurants. The halls, in stark textural contrast to the solid mass of 'the boat', feature airy, billowing tent-like roofs inspired by the indigenous Beduin culture.
Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport has been developed and expanded to receive big aircrafts and the steady increase in the number of flights; it is accommodating now 1200 passenger/hour.
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