Luxor Airport

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Luxor Airport
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25 ° 40 '16 "  N , 32 ° 42' 24"  E Coordinates: 25 ° 40 '16 "  N , 32 ° 42' 24"  E

Height above MSL 90 m (295  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center 5 km east of Luxor
Basic data
operator EAC (Egyptian Airports Company)
Terminals 1
Passengers 2,032,790 (2006)
20,462 (2006)
Start-and runway
02/20 3000 m × 45 m asphalt

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The Luxor airport is an international commercial airport in Luxor , Egypt . It is located about five kilometers east of the city. The airport is mainly served by charter planes and is mainly used for tourism because of its proximity to the Nile and the tourist city of Hurghada . Around 2 million passengers are handled annually.


Luxor Airport has one terminal and five gates. It is operated by the Egyptian Airports Company. The airport corresponds to some European standards and has eight check-in counters , a post office, a bank and restaurants. There are 21 air parking spaces (docks), a Boeing 757 can be accommodated. Runway 02/20 is 3000 meters long and can be approached by IFR .

Airlines and Destinations

Charter traffic plays the biggest role in Luxor. TUI fly Belgium is currently the only European airline to operate regularly. With TUI fly there is also a connection Frankfurt - Luxor - Frankfurt every Monday. There are also some airlines that operate to the Middle East.


  • On January 30, 1970, the landing gear of an Antonov An-24B of the Egyptian United Arab Airlines ( aircraft registration SU-AOK ) collapsed on landing at Luxor Airport. The machine was damaged beyond repair. Everyone on board survived the accident.
  • On September 21, 1987, an Airbus A300-B4 of Egypt Air (SU-BCA) fell sideways from the runway during a training flight when landing at Luxor Airport and was destroyed. All five crew members were killed. It was the first fatal accident involving an Airbus A300 since its first flight in 1972.
  • On February 20, 2009, an Antonov An-12B of the Aerolift with an aircraft registration number from São Tomé and Príncipe (S9-SVN) crashed about 600 meters behind the runway at Luxor Airport. The machine caught fire and was destroyed. On a transfer flight from Kisangani and Entebbe, a stopover was made in Luxor due to a lack of kerosene due to a fuel leak. All five crew members were killed, one from Russia and two each from Ukraine and Belarus. The aircraft with the fuel leak was operated illegally, with a license that had expired four years earlier.

Web links

Commons : Luxor Airport  - collection of images
Wikivoyage: Luxor Airport  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. a b Worldwide Airport Traffic Statistics 2006. (PDF; 720 KB) Airports Council International , December 2006, archived from the original on October 8, 2007 ; accessed on March 4, 2015 .
  2. ^ Accident report AN-24 SU-AOK , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on December 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Accident report A300-B4 SU-BCA , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on December 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Accident report AN-12B S9-SVN , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on December 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Accident report AN-12B S9-SVN , The Aviation Herald (English), accessed on December 28, 2018.