Flights from Cairo
Cairo International Airport
Located 14 miles from central Cairo, Cairo International Airport offers a wide range of domestic and international flights from Cairo. Air France, EgyptAir, Nile Air, and Signapore Air are a few of the companies that handle the hundreds of daily flights. As the airport is one of the busiest on the continent, getting a flight is sometimes difficult. If you need help, visit Orbitz.com, which gives you access to hundreds of flights departing from this airport.
Parking at the Airport
Cairo International Airport has nine parking areas and more than 3,000 parking spots. One of the largest parking areas is reserved for long-term parking, which is your best choice if you wish to leave Cairo for seven days or more. Parking in a short-term lot can cost up to twice as much because these lots charge by the hour.
Transportation and Cabs
The cabs handling trips to the airport are different from the cabs found in other countries. Instead of relying on a meter, the cab driver will suggest a price to drive you to the airport. You pay the fare upfront. You might prefer the airport shuttle bus, which makes eight stops around Cairo, including one downtown. The bus has space for dozens of passengers, and it makes stops at the airport several times a day.
Dining at Restaurants
McDonald's and Burger King are two of the well-known chains located at the airport. You can also find local chains such as Bill Bentley's, Hippo Bar and Grill, and Puro Gusto. As long as you have a few minutes to spare, you have time to grab something to eat. With so many flights from Cairo leaving daily, you can use Orbitz.com to ensure that you get a seat on the right one.
Flights to Tripoli
Tripoli Airport Information
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Tripoli, also known as Tripoli-of-the-West, the capital of Libya that is famous for its turquoise waters and whitewashed buildings. Visitors to Tripoli fly into Tripoli International Airport, located in the town of Qaser Ben Ghashir, approximately 21 miles from downtown Tripoli. The airport is a domestic and international destination for over 20 airlines, including Afriqiyah Airways, British Airways, Libyan Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Domestic airlines offer low-fare shuttle service from Tripoli International Airport to other cities in the region.
Tripoli International Airport Transportation Options
The most reliable way to get from Tripoli International Airport to downtown Tripoli if you are not in town with a tour operator is take a taxi. A taxi ride to downtown should cost approximately $8 USD. If you share a taxi, you can split the fare. Tour operators and hotels offer free airport shuttle service to the downtown area for visitors with advance arrangements.
Weather Information for Tripoli
Tripoli experiences long, hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. High summer temperatures often exceed 100°F. The average temperature in the winter fluctuates between 48°F and 64°F. Tripoli gets about 16 inches of rainfall in the winter months.
Popular Attractions in the Tripoli Area
The best way to visit the sights of Tripoli is to walk. Popular attractions include the Assaraya al-Hamra, also known as the Red Castle, a vast palace compound from the Ottoman period, the Gurgi and Karamanli mosques, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the Jamahiriya Museum. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on admission to area attractions and cheap flights to Tripoli.
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