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[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,[6] a Bureau de change, an auto exchange machine (CIB), restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP Lounge, a duty-free shop,[7] a newsagent/tobacconist, a chemist shop, a gift shop, a travel agency,[8] a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent Room, disabled access/facilities and a business centre.[9]

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
Air Cairo Charter: Amsterdam
EgyptAir Cairo, Jeddah, Kuwait
Seasonal: London–Heathrow
operated by EgyptAir Express
Flynas Jeddah
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Meridiana Milan–Malpensa
Nesma Airlines Jeddah
Nile Air Kuwait
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudia Jeddah
Smart Aviation Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh
SunExpress Deutschland Charter: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick (begins 2 November 2016)

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.[10]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Luxor International Airport at Wikimedia Commons