Egypt – Cairo – 2012

APM-MiniMetro® – Cairo Airport

The expanding Cairo International Airport, one of the largest in the Middle East, wanted a high-performance link to connect its three airport terminals and to provide access to the car parks and shopping centre. The specifications for the construction of the MiniMetro® were speed, silence, comfort, availability and also environmental considerations.

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Automated People Mover – APM
Airport Link
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The project

Cairo’s MiniMetro®, a first on the African continent, is fully automated. Composed of two trains with a capacity of 170 passengers, the carriers of the APM operate via a technological process that allows them to travel on a thin strip of area. Cairo airport has entrusted POMA with the operation and maintenance of the MiniMetro®.

The Cairo Airport APM

in motion






1867 m

Transport Capacity

2000 passengers/ hour/ direction



14 m/s

conseil et expertise POMA

Number of trains drawn by ropes


Capacity of one train

170 passengers



every 5 minutes

nombre de stations



taux de dispo

Average Availability

99,75 since 2013


Km covered

1 Million

nombre de passagers total

Passenger per year

8,5 million

POMA, innovation

For the project

Smooth technology

Cairo’s MiniMetro® uses rope traction and state-of-the-art air cushion technology for quiet, smooth mobility on the shuttles connecting the three terminals of the new airport.

Operation and Maintenance of the APM



POMA Egypt has been managing the “Full E&M” contract for all operational and maintenance work on the APM for 10 years. It is staffed by 20 employees and boasts an average availability rate of 99.75% since 2013.

1 million kilometres covered

In February 2020, the APM in Cairo passed the mark of the first million kilometres travelled.

They talk about it

The Cairo Airport APM

Not only do we connect the terminals with each other, but we have organised efficient logistics for travellers and airline employees alike. Reliability plays a crucial role here.

Chairman of the Cairo Airport Company in Cairo

Mr Hassan Rashed

They talk about ir

The Cairo Airport APM

With the installation of the MiniMetro® in such a strategic location as the North African coast, we are demonstrating that this new passenger transport system is the future. It was a real challenge for us, but it was also immensely satisfying to bring an essential element of innovative mobility to Cairo International Airport.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, POMA

Jean Souchal

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