Assiut International Airport is a public airport located near the ancient Assiut City in the North African Arab Republic of Egypt. Situated at an elevation of 772 feet above mean sea level, this airport is owned and operated by the Government of Egypt. The modern city of Assiut with 400,000 residents is an Egyptian city with the highest Coptic Christian concentration. Snugly located between two pioneering mountain ranges on the eastern and the western flanks, Assiut is the largest town in Upper Egypt at a distance of about 375 kilometers south of the capital city of Cairo.
The old city of Assiut on the western bank of Nile River has been a settlement since the days of the Pharaohs, and as back as 3500 BC. As of now, Assiut is basically an agricultural paradise endowed with quite a few ruins of tourist interest and home to the University of Assiut which is one of the largest universities in Egypt. The Assiut International Airport with a couple of passenger terminals is capable of handling over 350,000 passengers in a year.
Established in the year 1997, this airport is enjoying basic to average facilities at the terminal for passenger convenience. At a distance of about 30 kilometers south-west of the near by Assiut City, this airport is having a single asphalt surfaced runway measuring 9.905 feet. Although, an international airport with regular scheduled flights to Gulf countries it has no bus services at the airport for local transportation. However, local 8-seater shuttles and private taxis are available outside the Assiut International Airport to enable passenger travel to and from downtown Assiut City.