Chairman of Egyptian Airports Co. inspects Luxor balloon launch site

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 11:08 GMT

A general view shows the hot air balloon (top-R) that exploded and plunged to earth, amongst other balloons leaving a launch site near Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor, prior to the incident on February 26, 2013. - AFP Photo

A general view shows the hot air balloon (top-R) that exploded and plunged to earth, amongst other balloons leaving a launch site near Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor, prior to the incident on February 26, 2013. - AFP Photo

LUXOR, Upper Egypt, Sept 18 (MENA) - Chairman of the Egyptian Airports Company Wael el Nashar inspected work to upgrade the balloon launch site in Luxor's West Bank Wednesday.

Advanced surveillance cameras have been installed at the launch site and hot air balloons are now connected with satellites to guarantee safe flights, Nashar said.

Work is also underway to expand the takeoff area and build a reception hall for passengers, he added.

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