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Egypt Transportation - 2024


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 14 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 101

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 12,340,832 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 437.63 million (2018) mt-km

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



73 (2024)


56 (2024)


486 km condensate, 74 km condensate/gas, 7,986 km gas, 957 km liquid petroleum gas, 5,225 km oil, 37 km oil/gas/water, 895 km refined products, 65 km water (2013)


total: 5,085 km (2014)

standard gauge: 5,085 km (2014) 1.435-m gauge (62 km electrified)


total: 65,050 km (2019)

paved: 48,000 km (2019)

unpaved: 17,050 km (2019)


3,500 km (2018) (includes the Nile River, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in Nile Delta; the Suez Canal (193.5 km including approaches) is navigable by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 17.68 m)

Merchant marine

total: 441 (2023)

by type: bulk carrier 14, container ship 6, general cargo 23, oil tanker 42, other 356

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Mediterranean Sea - Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said

oil terminal(s): Ain Sukhna terminal, Sidi Kerir terminal

container port(s) (TEUs): Port Said (East) (4,764,583) (2021)

LNG terminal(s) (export): Damietta, Idku (Abu Qir Bay), Sumed

Gulf of Suez - Suez

NOTE: The information regarding Egypt on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Egypt 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Egypt 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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