CAIRO: Official sources at Cairo International Airport said terminal four, assigned to receive private planes arriving to Egypt, earned unprecedented revenue in the past four days due to the foreign officials who attended Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s presidential inauguration, Youm7 reported.
The source said that since Sisi’s inauguration on Sunday until Wednesday, terminal four received 78 private planes that created a profit that amounted to an estimate of 247,000 EGP ($34,593.)
Each private plane pays 3,570 EGP ($500) in fees that cover landing and takeoff services along with maintenance expenses, the source said and added that each passenger onboard pays $50. Fueling and catering services have also increased revenue.
The maximum number of private planes that arrived at the terminal is 12 per day, managing director of terminal four at Cairo Airport Ahmed Al-Elemy said.
Senior Arab leaders, the Kings of and Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s Crown Princes were present at Sisi’s inauguration ceremony. Five African countries were represented by high-profile diplomats.