One of Egypt’s most stunning destinations is about to receive a major upgrade to its tourism infrastructure. For the past year, tourists have been anticipating the opening of Marsa Alam’s second airport, Berenice International Airport. According to
The second airport is located south of Marsa Alam, as opposed to Marsa Alam International Airport which is located 60 km north of the city. Red Sea Governor, Ahmed Abdallah, stated that converting the old Berenice military airport into a new mixed-use military-civilian airport cost half a billion Egyptian pounds, which was provided by the Ministry of International Cooperation.
According to Abdallah, another reason to have a second airport was to boost tourism and facilitate transportation between the south of the city and the southeastern regions of Halayeb and Shalateen. The governor added that many projects were previously cancelled due to the absence of an airport in the region.
Berenice is referred to as one of the six airports President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has gifted to Egypt, with the other five being Sphinx International Airport, the New Administrative Capital Airport,