Photos: Egypt’s Luxor receives first flight from Italy after 3-year hiatus



Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 09:51 GMT


Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 09:51 GMT

CAIRO – 29 July 2022: Luxor International Airport received on Thursday its first flight coming from Italy since 2019, according to a statement on Egyptian local media.

The flight, operated by Italian Neos airline, came from Malpensa and was received by water salute, said the statement. The airport staff received the visitors from Italy with roses and souvenirs.


Luxor is set to receive a weekly flight from Italy as part of the summer schedule for the resumption of Italian flights to the Upper Egyptian governorate, according to the statement.

“This comes as part of the efforts made by the state and the Ministry of Civil Aviation to activate air traffic and increase the number of flights and various destinations between Egypt and the rest of the world,” according to the statement.

According to 2013 data, around 400,000 Italian tourists visited Egypt with Italy being one of the top European tourism exporters to the Egyptian destinations.

Cairo and Luxor have been named by Tripadvisor as one the best and most popular tourist destinations around the world this year in a list consisting of the 22 destinations.



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