Borg El Arab International Airport became the principal airport of Alexandria from December 2010 when all traffic was transferred from Alexandria International Airport. The airport consists of a new passenger building and an administration building. The passenger terminal is designed in the shape of a boat and consists of three floors:
- Ground floor: allocated for checking in and luggage handling.
- Second floor: allocated for arrivals, both domestic and international, in addition to administrative offices and airlines offices.
- Third floor: allocated for departures, both domestic and international, immigration procedures and a VIP hall. Commercial activities are spread among the three floors.
- Four movable gates connect the terminal building to aircraft.
The airport has the capacity to handle 1.2 million passengers per year becoming Alexandria’s central airport.