Luxor International Airport
Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXR, ICAO: HELX) is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located 6 km (4 miles) 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.
Luxor International Airport
|Airport type||Public, Military|
|Operator||Egyptian Airport Company|
|Elevation AMSL||294 ft / 90 m|
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 destinationsEdit
|Air Arabia||Cairo, Sharjah|
|AlMasria Universal Airlines||Seasonal: Cairo|
|EgyptAir|| Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh (begins 27 October 2021) |
Seasonal: London–Heathrow, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
|Nile Air||Cairo, Kuwait|
|Qatar Airways||Doha (resumes 23 November 2021)|
|TUI fly Belgium||Seasonal: Brussels|
|Wizz Air||Abu Dhabi|
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- On 21 September 1987, an EgyptAir Airbus A300 crashed on landing during a training flight, killing all five crew members on board.
- On 6 April 1994, a Sudan Airways Boeing 737-200 was hijacked and diverted to Luxor. Upon landing, the hijacker surrendered to the authorities. There were no fatalities or injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.
- 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 - no longer an official web site
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- Airport information for LXR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
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