Luxor International Airport
|Luxor International Airport|
|Airport type||Public, Military|
|Operator||Egyptian Airport Company|
|Elevation AMSL||294 ft / 90 m|
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.
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 agency, 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
|Air Cairo||Charter: Amsterdam|
|EgyptAir||Cairo, Jeddah, Kuwait
operated by EgyptAir Express
|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
- On 20 February 2009, an Antonov An-12 crashed after an engine caught fire on take-off. All five crew were killed.
- Luxor Airport, official web site
- Airport information for HELX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for LXR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Five dead in Ukrainian plane fire at Luxor airport – Summary". The Earth Times. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
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