Luxor International Airport

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Luxor International Airport
Flughafen Luxor 01.JPG

IATA: LXRICAO: HELX

LXR is located in Egypt
LXR
LXR
Location of airport in Egypt
Summary
Airport type Public, Military
Operator Egyptian Airport Company
Serves Luxor, Egypt
Elevation AMSL 294 ft / 90 m
Coordinates 25°40′15″N 32°42′23″E / 25.67083°N 32.70639°E / 25.67083; 32.70639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,842 Asphalt
Sources: Airport web site[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXRICAO: HELX) is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located four miles (6 km) east of the city. Many charter airlines use the airport, as it is a popular tourist destination for those visiting the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings.

Facilities[edit]

In 2005 the airport was upgraded to accommodate up to 8 million passengers a year. Facilities for passengers include 48 check-in desks, 8 gates, 5 baggage claim belts, a post office, a bank, a Bureau de change, an auto exchange machine (CIB), restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP Lounge, a duty-free shop, a newsagent/tobacconist, a chemist shop, a gift shop, a travel agent, a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent Room, disabled access/facilities and a business centre.

Facilities for cargo include refrigerated storage, animal quarantine, livestock handling, health officials, X-Ray equipment, and fumigation equipment. The cargo terminal handling agent for the airport is EgyptAir Cargo.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Apron view of Luxor International Airport
Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Arkefly Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna
EgyptAir Cairo, Kuwait, London-Heathrow
Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[4]
EgyptAir
operated by EgyptAir Express
Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
Flynas Jeddah
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Jetairfly Brussels
Nesma Airlines Jeddah
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Qatar Airways Doha
Smart Aviation Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Transavia.com France Paris-Orly

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 20 February 2009, an Antonov An-12 crashed after an engine caught fire on take-off. All five crew were killed.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luxor Airport, official web site
  2. ^ Airport information for HELX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for LXR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ "EGYPTAIR Resumes Luxor – Paris Service from late-Feb 2014". Airline Route. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Five dead in Ukrainian plane fire at Luxor airport – Summary". The Earth Times. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Luxor International Airport at Wikimedia Commons