Changi and Cairo partner on air cargo

Signing of agreement between Cairo Airport Company chairman and CEO Magdy Ishak Azzer, and CAI CEO Eugene Gan. Photo: Changi Airport Group

Cairo International Airport is in line for the development of a new cargo and logistics area to boost its handling capacity.

Changi Airports International (CAI) has signed a consultancy agreement with Cairo Airport Company for a feasibility study considering the development of “Cairo Cargo City” at the airport.

Mohamed Abbas Helmy, minister of civil aviation of Egypt, who is leading a high-level Egypt delegation on a visit to Singapore Changi Airport, said, “We are pleased with this new partnership, and have every confidence that Changi Airports International will be able to provide world-class solutions for Cairo International Airport as part of the strategic plan to strengthen the Egyptian position as a hub for passenger and cargo.”

“Changi Airport has won the Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award a record 12 times, and is one of the top airport hubs in the world. We look forward to tapping Changi Airports International’s experience and expertise to implement value adding solutions at Cairo Airport,” said Magdy Ishak Azzer, chairman and chief executive of Cairo Airport Company.

Eugene Gan, chief executive of CAI, said: “Changi Airports International is pleased to collaborate with Cairo Airport Company. We seek to unlock Cairo Airport’s tremendous potential for growth, leveraging on its status as one of the busiest airports in Africa by passenger and cargo volumes.

“We also look forward to not only providing impactful solutions in the short term, but to a longer-term partnership with Cairo Airport Company.”

Changi Airports International (CAI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Changi Airport Group, is a major airport investor, manager and consultant in the global aviation market.

CAI’s experience spans over 20 countries and more than 60 airports around the world.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]