Situated 6 km / 4 miles east of Luxor city itself (Al Uqsur) and close to both Al Bayadiyah and El-Dabiya, Luxor International Airport (LXR) is a gateway for the area's popular Nile Valley tourist destinations. This is the closest airport to the renowned Valley of the Kings, which is situated just south of Luxor, and is currently Egypt's fourth-largest airport.
The airport has recently been upgraded to meet the needs of growing air traffic and has been designed to handle some seven million passengers annually, current use being about 2.5 million. Luxor Airport covers about 740 acres / 300 hectares and features a single runway and comprehensive cargo storage. EgyptAir and AMC are currently among the main airlines.
Challenges & objectives of the project
An established airport, meeting increasing demands for growth, Luxor International Airport was built next to the desert and the suburb of Al Hubayl. Located on the far easterly outskirts of the city, Luxor Airport quickly grew in stature and was upgraded in 2005 to accommodate more passengers, meeting future growth projections.
Currently, the airport is comprised of eight separate check-in desks, five gateways, a business centre, duty-free shopping and several quality eateries amongst many other amenities within the transit area. Luxor Airport is situated near the 02 Highway, which follows the east bank of the River Nile and there is a direct road link from the airport to Luxor. Buses ply the route to the city along with taxis which make a comfortable alternative.
Lafarge role on the project
Lafarge Cement Egypt supplied the project on time with all the kinds and quantities of cement required over the very long distances between the factory and the project.