Luxor International Airport
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Luxor International Airport

Luxor International Airport
Flughafen Luxor 01.JPG
Summary
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
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

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

Apron view of Luxor International Airport

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.[16]

See also

References

  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". www.luxor-lux.airports-guides.com. Retrieved 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 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Flights to Luxor". airarabia.com.
  7. ^ a b "Flights from Paris - Timetables and information". www.parisaeroport.fr.
  8. ^ "Air Cairo W18 network additions". routesonline.com.
  9. ^ "SHORT AND MEDIUM HAUL CHARTER FLIGHTS". albastar.es.
  10. ^ "Leisure flights - Charter flights". aslairlines.fr.
  11. ^ "EGYPTAIR resumes Paris - Luxor sector from Oct 2019". routesonline.com. 5 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  13. ^ "Nile Air adds Jeddah from Dec 2018". RoutesOnline. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "Nile Air expands Kuwait service from August 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Flight". fti.de. 14 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Five dead in Ukrainian plane fire at Luxor airport - Summary". The Earth Times. Retrieved 2009.

External links

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