Luxor International Airport

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Luxor International Airport
Flughafen Luxor 01.JPG


LXR is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
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
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.


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 Vienna
EgyptAir Cairo, Kuwait, London-Heathrow
Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[4]
operated by EgyptAir Express
Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
Flynas Jeddah
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Nesma Airlines Jeddah
Nile Air Kuwait
Qatar Airways Doha
Smart Aviation Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
SunExpress Deutschland Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia 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]


  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