Hot air balloon rides in Luxor - file
CAIRO - 27 April 2023: The land of the flying hot-air balloon airport, west of Luxor Governorate, witnessed the return of flying hot-air balloon flights after they were stopped over the past two days due to bad weather.
As about 52 balloon flights flew in the sky of the western mainland, carrying more than 1,231 tourists from around the world on board, in an atmosphere of Delight among the tourists, under the supervision of Brigadier General Amr Atef, Land Manager of the Flying Balloon Airport in Luxor.
Luxor Governorate occupies an advanced rank in the classification of countries that operate in the balloon, as it occupies the third place in the world.
All companies operating hot air balloon are committed to civil aviation instructions, which maintain the security and safety of the participants by following strict precautionary and preventive measures, including sterilizing all hot air balloons continuously.
Ahmed Al-Tayeb, representative of the Federation of Flying Balloon Companies, says that after the cancellation of balloon flights over the past two days due to bad weather, the flights resumed Thursday as tourist group flow, and 52 balloon flights took off carrying 1,231 tourists aboard.
The companies provide great support to tourists and means of joy for them during the trips, making them enjoy the view of the magic of monuments, temples and pharaonic tombs from the sky.
A total of 16 companies, with the duration of the flight ranging from 40 minutes to 60 minutes, operate flights, at an altitude of 2000 feet from the land of Luxor. The ride carries from 12 to 34 people, and the flight begins with movement In the sky of Luxor towards the West Bank of the Nile, and the scenes begin to change below.
Tourists will see islands scattered in the waters, passing through the temple of Queen Hatshepsut lurking in the heart of the mountain.