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Hot air balloon flights fully suspended in Luxor due to entering precincts of Luxor Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of hot air balloon flights from the airport, which depart from the west of the city, as of Thursday, September 8, 2022, until further notice due to the balloon entering the precincts of Luxor International Airport, which threatens civil aviation traffic and threatens the lives of tourists in the balloon.

The air navigation authorities at Luxor International Airport recently reported frequent flying of hot air balloons to the east, which violated instructions to hot air balloon operators and and threatened the security and safety of aviation at Luxor airport.

All companies working in the field of flying air balloons in Luxor are committed to flying in the western mainland of Luxor and comply with the instructions of civil aviation, to maintain the security and safety of tourists, Ahmed Abboud, representative of the Federation of Flying Hot Air Balloon Companies in Egypt, said.

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