The Luxor International Airport is a public cum military airport located at a distance of 6 kilometers to the east of Luxor City in the North African Arab Republic of Egypt. Apart from the regular scheduled flights, the facilities at this airport are widely used by many charter airlines as Luxor is a very popular tourist destination for those travelers wanting to visit the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings. Situated at an elevation of 294 feet above mean sea level, this airport is owned by the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (EHCAAN) and operated by the Egyptian Airports Company.
Spread next to the desert and the suburb of Al Hubayl on the eastern bank of the River Nile, this airport is presently having a 9,842 feet long asphalt surfaced runway enabling an average of over 20,000 flight movements every year. With a couple of passenger terminals, the infrastructure at this airport was up-graded in the year 2005 to accommodate 8 million passengers every year.
Facilities at the Luxor International Airport for passenger convenience include 8 gates, 48 check-in desks, 5 baggage claim belts, a post office, a bank, a currency exchange counter and an auto-exchange machine (CIB). There are a number of restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP lounge, a duty free shop, newspaper and gift stalls to make visitors feel comfortable. Other facilities at this airport include a travel agent, a tourist help desk, first aid and car rental services along with a business centre. There are some hotel shuttle services for passengers wanting to travel downtown, or else great bargaining skills are required for fixing the right price when hiring a private taxi outside the Luxor International Airport