Construction continues apace on the new International Capital Airport in Kattameya, expected to serve the new Administrative Capital and encourage tourism, reported Al Mal reported on Thursday.

Work on the 5,000-square meter airport is being supervised by the Armed Forces Engineering Authority and includes 45 buildings, as well as an airfield comprising a runway of 3,650 meters in length and 60 meters in width.

The airport’s capacity for both military and civilian passengers is around 300 people per hour, and features a parking lot to accommodate 500 cars, as well as a connecting road between the airport and the Suez desert road. The airport will also include additional landing lanes for flights, radars, and a mosque, according to Al Badil.

Contracting companies working on the new airport include Hassan Allam Holding and the Arab Contractors Company.