Luxor International Airport

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Luxor International Airport
Flughafen Luxor 01.JPG
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
Map
LXR is located in Egypt
LXR
LXR
Location of airport in Egypt
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Sources: Airport web site[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXR, ICAO: 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[4] 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,[5] a bank,[5] a Bureau de change, an auto exchange machine (CIB), restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP Lounge, a duty-free shop,[4] a newsagent/tobacconist, a chemist shop, a gift shop, a travel agency,[5] a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent Room, disabled access/facilities and a business centre.[5]

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
AirlinesDestinations
Air CairoSeasonal charter: Paris-Charles De Gaulle[6]
AlMasria Universal AirlinesSeasonal: Cairo
Seasonal charter: Paris-Charles De Gaulle[7]
ASL Airlines FranceSeasonal charter: Paris-Charles De Gaulle[8]
EgyptAirCairo, Jeddah, Kuwait, London-Heathrow
Charter: Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita, Paris-Charles De Gaulle
EgyptAir ExpressCairo[9]
FlyEgyptHurghada[10]
Seasonal charter: Berlin-Schönefeld,[11] Düsseldorf,[12] Frankfurt,[13] Leipzig/Halle,[14] Munich,[15] Paris-Charles De Gaulle[16]
FlynasJeddah
Jazeera AirwaysKuwait
Nile Air Cairo
TUI fly BelgiumBrussels
Wataniya AirwaysKuwait
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut[17]

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.[18]

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 October 2006).
  4. ^ a b "History of Luxor Airport (LXR): Airport History and Facts, Luxor Area, Egypt". www.luxor-lux.airports-guides.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Luxor Airport (LXR) Airlines and Terminals: Airlines at Airports in Luxor Area, Egypt". www.luxor-lux.airports-guides.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/flights/flight-departures/informations-flights-departures
  7. ^ http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/flights/flight-departures/informations-flights-departures
  8. ^ http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/flights/flight-departures/informations-flights-departures
  9. ^ http://egyptair.com/routemap/earoutemap.aspx?lang=en
  10. ^ http://www.flyegypt.today/index.html
  11. ^ http://www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-sxf/arrivals-and-departures/departures/index.php
  12. ^ https://www.dus.com/en/flights/find-flights
  13. ^ https://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/airport-site/en/flights---more/flights.html#flights/type=departure/page=1/time=2017-12-05T23%3A16%3A00/filter=eyJhaXJwb3J0cyI6WyJMWFIiXX0=
  14. ^ https://www.leipzig-halle-airport.de/en/destinations-and-timetables-21.html
  15. ^ https://www.munich-airport.com/#flightsearch
  16. ^ http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/flights/flight-departures/informations-flights-departures
  17. ^ http://www.nakhalonline.com/defaultnakhal.aspx
  18. ^ "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