To visit Makadi Bay means that you fly into Hurghada Airport – just a few miles up the coastline.
This is one of Egypt’s major airports with flights departing from many UK airports with charter routes available and several low cost operators now enjoying the benefits of flights to the Red Sea.
You can pick up flights at good competitive prices, particularly if you book well in advance.
Makadi Bay Flights
Flight time is around five hours and airlines that visit Hurghada from the UK include Easyjet and Thomson Flights. Departure points include London Gatwick and Manchester.
The airport itself is located just 3 miles inland from a place called El Dahar which is also known as downtown Hurghada.
From here it’s a short 30 minute transfer to Makadi Bay and stunning hotels and beaches of this part of Egypt.
Around seven million passengers a year use Hurghada airport and although there is only one terminal, facilities are of a high standard thanks to a major upgrade that has taken place in recent years costing over $150m.
More work is planned as the area grows as a major tourist destination. A new $300m terminal complex is being built capable of serving 7.5 million passengers. A new 4,000 metre second runway will also mean that more flights can land, opening Makadi Bay (and Hurghada) up to even more visitors.
If you don’t have a transfer organised as part of your trip, then you have the options of hiring a car, or taking a taxi/minibus. If you opt for the latter, then make sure you agree your price beforehand, making sure not to hand over your luggage or get inside the vehicle first.