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
Flughafen Luxor 01.JPG
Airport typePublic, Military
OperatorEgyptian Airport Company
ServesLuxor, Egypt
Elevation AMSL294 ft / 90 m
Coordinates25°40′15″N 32°42′23″E / 25.67083°N 32.70639°E / 25.67083; 32.70639
LXR is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Sources: Airport web site[1] and DAFIF[2][3]


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 destinationsEdit

Apron view of Luxor International Airport
Air Arabia Egypt[6] Jeddah, Kuwait
Air Cairo Cairo[7]
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Bergamo[8]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal: Cairo
EgyptAir Cairo
Seasonal: London–Heathrow, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[9] Sharm El Sheikh[10]
FlyEgypt Cairo, Kuwait [11]
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Kuwait Airways Kuwait [12]
Neos Milan–Malpensa
Seasonal: Verona[13]
Nile Air Cairo, Kuwait[14]
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Frankfurt[15]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 20 February 2009, an Antonov An-12 crashed after an engine caught fire on take-off. All five crew were killed.[16]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Luxor Airport, official web site - no longer an 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". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Luxor Airport (LXR) Airlines and Terminals: Airlines at Airports in Luxor Area, Egypt". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Flights to Luxor".
  7. ^ "Air Cairo W18 network additions".
  9. ^ "EGYPTAIR resumes Paris – Luxor sector from Oct 2019". 5 July 2019.
  10. ^ "After 12 years of hiatus, Spain to resume flights to Luxor". 16 February 2020.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim. "FlyEgypt plans Luxor – Kuwait City launch from mid-May 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Kuwait Airways S20 Network additions as of 10FEB20". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Flight Times".
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "Nile Air expands Kuwait service from August 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Flight". 14 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Five dead in Ukrainian plane fire at Luxor airport – Summary". The Earth Times. Retrieved 20 February 2009.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Luxor International Airport at Wikimedia Commons