Luxor Airport

Luxor Airport

Luxor Airport

Location of Luxor Airport.

City: Luxor, Qina (Qena), Egypt

Name: Luxor International Airport

ICAO:     HELX

IATA:      LXR

Information about Luxor Airport

Luxor International Airport (LXR) is an entry point for the major tourist attraction of the Nile Valley, located 6 km / 4 miles east of Luxor city proper (Al Uqsur) and adjacent to both Al Bayadiyah and El-dabiya. This is Egypt’s fourth-largest airport and is the nearest to the famous Valley of the Kings, which is located just south of Luxor.

The airport was recently updated to accommodate the needs of expanding air traffic, and it was designed to handle seven million passengers per year, although only about one million use it now. Luxor Airport is about 740 acres (300 hectares) in size and has only one runway as well as extensive cargo storage. Egypt Air and AMC are two of the most popular airlines at the moment.

International and domestic flights are served by two terminals, with direct flights from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Other international flights arrive at Cairo International Airport, from which Luxor is reached via a 45-minute domestic flight.

Luxor Airport (LXR), a gateway to numerous historic treasures, is located near the Valley of the Kings, which is home to many ancient temples and royal tombs, notably those of Ramses the Great and Tutankhamen. The apparently interminable Avenue of the Sphinxes is another must-see site that will take your breath away.

History

Luxor International Airport is a well-established airport that was developed near to the desert and the Al Hubayl district to fulfil growing demand. Luxor Airport, which is located on the city’s far eastern outskirts, gained in prominence swiftly and was recently rebuilt in 2005 to handle more passengers and satisfy future growth expectations.

Within the transit area, there are currently eight separate check-in desks, five gateways, a business centre, duty-free shopping, and numerous fine cafes, among many other services.

Luxor Airport is close to the 02 Highway, which runs down the Nile’s east bank, and there is a direct road link from the airport to Luxor. Taxis and buses ply the route to the city, providing a convenient alternative.

Luxor Airport Hotels and Accommodation

There is no accommodation available at Luxor International Airport (LXR), however the Nile Valley is a popular tourist attraction, so there is plenty of options nearby.

Many of the more upscale hotels and chains, like as Sheraton, Hilton, Sofitel, and Le Meridian, provide four or five star accommodations along the Nile’s banks, providing convenient access to both Luxor and the neighbouring Valley of the Kings.

Because Luxor’s centre is so close to the airport, the main lodging can be reached in less than 10 minutes. A considerable number of hotels in central Luxor also provide complimentary shuttle service, which picks up visitors from the airport.

Facilities in Luxor Airport

The new International Terminal, which is fully air-conditioned and open 24 hours a day, was finished in 2005. A bank, currency exchange, ATMs, a post office, Internet access, a travel agency, a mosque, and a pharmacy are among the amenities available on three levels. A first-aid room, a baby-changing room, a business centre, and a tourist information desk are also available.

Travel-related things, as well as souvenirs, handicrafts, international newspapers and publications, are available in the main terminal area’s shops. Duty-free shops in the transit area sell a wide range of high-end goods.

A VIP lounge and a business centre are available. Inside the airport, restaurants and snack bars serve a wide range of cuisines, and there are also a few tiny cafés outside the main structure.

Weather:

Luxor, in Egypt’s Qina area, has an arid, warm temperate climate. Luxor, Egypt’s modern capital, is located along the Nile River, with scorching summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures in Cairo can reach 40°C / 104°F and even 45°C / 113°F, prompting many residents to prefer to spend their days in the mornings and nights, away from the noon sun.

Luxor is frequently visited by tourists throughout the months of October to March, which has historically been the area’s peak season. In January, temperatures decrease to roughly 21°C / 70°F, with temperatures plummeting as the sun sets and darkness falls. Strong winds from the Western desert arrive in March and April, and are dubbed the ‘Khamsin’ by locals. Luxor’s annual average daytime temperature is around 32°C / 90°F.

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