Aswan International Airport is located in the city of Aswan in southern Egypt. It is an international tourist airport serving the Nuba region in southern Egypt.
Aswan is the southernmost province in Egypt, it is located in upper Egypt 220 km south of Luxor and 890 km south of Cairo on the foot of the Nile Valley. The climate of the city is hot all year long. It is the 3rd biggest city in Cairo and the biggest in Upper Egypt. The city's geographical nature has changed in a specific location because of the construction of Aswan High Dam which almost flooded several temples like Abu Simbel temples and the Temple of Philae during the 60s of the twentieth century, but thanks to the efforts of the UNESCO, the temples were rescued and moved to different locations in one of the toughest tests in the history of modern architecture.
Philae Temple | Temple of Isis
From the dawn of history, Aswan used to be known as Swenett or Swan, which implies a sale, it was placed on the central commerce path between Egypt and the south and was the principal provider for Gold, ivory, and countless other products and goods. The city also has a very divine relationship as they praised God Khnum who was identified as the fertile god according to the ancient Egyptian religion, as it was believed that Aswan was believed be the main origin of the Nile River and later on succeeded by Goddess Isis of magic. The city has granite quarries from where the huge stone blocks, pillars, and obelisks were cut and transported to be part of the gigantic structures built by the kings of ancient Egypt throughout the old kingdom, the new kingdom, and the new kingdom like the magnificent pyramids in Giza and the temples within the funerary complexes in Saqqara Necropolis, the Valley Temple of King Chephren which dates back to the 4th dynasty, and many temples in Luxor, Aswan, and the Nile Valley like the Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo Temple of Sobek, and the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
The development processes for these airports continued on their extensions and increased till they reached 22 airports (domestic, international, and investment (private) airports. All are managed by the Egyptian airport company, except Cairo Airport which is managed by Cairo Airport Company. We at Cairo Top Tours spare no effort to bring you the best of our tours and excursions in Egypt.