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Luxor International Airport | Information About Luxor

  • 05 16, 2023

Luxor International Airport

Luxor is usually called the world’s greatest open-air museum, but that comes a little near relating to this remarkable place. Nothing in the whole world is comparable to the reputation and magnificence of the monuments that have persevered from ancient Thebes built by the famous Pharaohs of Egypt. Luxor, meaning in the Arabic language "the city of palaces" is positioned right along the great Nile River, approximately 500 kilometers to the south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Luxor is without a doubt, the best place to discover ancient Egypt. Wandering between its ruins is like getting 3,000 years back in time.

Information About Luxor

The Golden Ages of Thebes was during the Egyptian New Kingdom, and the population, size and wealth of this great kingdom allowed the kings of ancient Egyptian to commission huge building projects and leave a legacy. The most important thing for an ancient Egyptian was to be remembered for eternity. What better way for these pharaohs to be memorialized than to create vast monuments to themselves? 

The ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods according to the ancient Egyptian religion. The local god of Thebes was called Amun. By the beginning of Luxor, (Thebes at that time) as the leading city all over Egypt, God Amun increased in importance also and grew associated with Ra, the god of the sun. He became the 'king of the gods' Amun-Ra. The sun disk God Amun-Ra was one of the most important gods in Egyptian. Even after Thebes began to decline, it remained the religious capital until the Greek period. The most famous temple to Amun-Ra is the temple at Karnak. It was by far the most important temple in the Egyptian kingdom until the ancient religion fell away.

Karnak Temple | The Largest Egyptian Temple

Karnak Temple | The Largest Egyptian Temple


It is better to include all of Luxor by making it into two categories - those on the East Bank of the Nile and those on the West Bank. This division would have suited the ancient Egyptians as well since to them the East Bank was the land of the living, where the sun rose and people thrived, and the West Bank was the land of the dead, where the sunset and people journeyed into the afterlife. Luxor and the remains of ancient Thebes are located on the East Bank along with the temple complexes that were used to observe ancient religious life. The sites on the West Bank are tombs known as the Valley of the Kings and funerary temples, where Ancient Egyptians and their rulers were laid to rest and begin their journey into the afterlife.

Luxor International Airport is the central airport assisting the whole. It is located 4 miles east of the city. Several charter airlines utilize the airport, it is a famous tourist stop for those touring the River Nile and the Karnak Temple.

You will use the facilities of Luxor International Airport in the arrival or departures during your Egypt Travel Packages or Egypt Day Tours with our services in Cairo Top Tours, or even while having a Nile Cruise Tour in Egypt:

The airport was promoted to receive up to 8 million travelers a year in 2005. Amenities for passengers comprise 48 check-in desks, 5 baggage claim belts, 8 gates, a post office, a bank, an auto exchange machine (CIB), restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP Lounge, a duty-free shop, a newsagent/tobacconist, a chemist shop, a gift shop, a travel agency, a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent room, disabled access/facilities, and a business center.

Luxor International Airport comprises the following sections:
Passenger building area: It was built in 2001 with an area of 5000 square meters and a capacity of 4000 passengers/hour.
Travel check-in area: 600 square meters, international travel hall area: approx. 900 square meters.
Internal travel hall area: approx. 2000 square meters
International arrivals hall area: approx. 1200 square meters.
Internal access hall area: approx. 600 square meters

Cargo facilities include refrigerated storage, animal quarantine, livestock handling, health officials, X-Ray equipment, and fumigation equipment. The cargo terminal handling agent for the airport is Egypt Air Cargo.

Also, there is the unbelievable tomb of Tutankhamun who died at an early age about 19 years old he was, he has a big and unique wealth for his own and rearrange all the religious beliefs of his people 

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Double terminals
There are direct flights from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom to both domestic and international destinations from two terminals. At Cairo International Airport, other international aircraft land. From there, a domestic flight takes 45 minutes to get to Luxor.

There are several transportation options available to reach the city center from Luxor International Airport. Taxis and car rentals are readily available at the airport. Additionally, many hotels provide shuttle services for their guests. Public transportation, such as buses, may also be available.


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