Rafic Hariri Beirut-Khalde International Airport is located south of the Lebanese capital on the coastal town of Khalde. The entrance of the terminal is less than 8km from the old city center of Beirut. The Hafez El Asad Highway connects the two in about 10 minutes only. The coastal highway also puts Tyre at only one hour from the airport. The total area covered by the airport area of Rafic Hariri Beirut International Airport amounts to 5.5km² for a perimeter of about 19km.