As part of the ambitious plan to upgrade Egypt’s civil aviation facilities, Cairo International Airport Terminal 2 is currently undergoing a major renovation to double its capacity to 7.5 million passengers per year. The project comprises the renovation of the existing Terminal 2, the construction of new buildings which includes a new departure hall, and a new airside pier.
January 2016 the project is in the final stages of its commissioning phase. The testing phase will start mid-February 2016. The opening of the airport with the operational bagage handling system is planned for April 2016. The scope of the Terminal 2 project includes a connection line to the existing Terminal 3. By integrating the high-level controls of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 the ‘One-terminal philosophy’, acknowledged by Cairo Airport Company to be the future of their baggage handling system, can be realised.