Hurghada International Airport is a major gateway to this popular Egyptian beach and diving resort.
The city of Hurghada, until fairly recently an unassuming fishing village, is now a throbbing tourist destination with more than 100 hotels and several beautiful beaches. One of the most popular spots on the Red Sea, it's a year-round destination for snorkelling and scuba diving holidays. If you have a day or two, you could try camel-riding, desert quad-biking, glass-bottomed boat rides or day cruises on the Red Sea, haggling with store owners in the many bazaars, or smoking a sheesha pipe in a local cafe.
Many travellers found the old terminal chaotic and busy, but the newly expanded terminal, which opened this year, is much larger and more modern, with an annual capacity of 7.5 million people.