Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

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Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by newcastle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:22 pm

Turkish airlines is instituting 4 flights a week from Istanbul to Luxor from October 2019.

Might provide an opportunity for UK visitors rather than the Cairo route.

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/08/20/ ... ober-2019/



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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:28 pm

If the price is right it will likely be popular. For those that are already flying via a European Hub, cutting out the Cairo change will be quite refreshing.
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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Alistair1967 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:15 pm

The article actually states 4 flights per day, though I think the OP probably has it right at 4 per week.

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by carrie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:03 pm

Great news Luxor/Istanbul. Datca here I come. Just a pity they are waiting till October 2019. It might just make Egypt Air buck their ideas up though.

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by newcastle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:04 pm

Alistair1967 wrote:The article actually states 4 flights per day, though I think the OP probably has it right at 4 per week.
Oops....hadn't noticed that.

4 per day does sound a tad excessive :lol:

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Chris » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:58 pm

The route is not yet showing Turkish Airways website

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Major Thom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:49 am

Its probably high time Egypt Air had some competition their prices are far too high. Even for locals to fly Luxor to Cairo is beyond the sky for prices.

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Chris » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:22 pm

Turkish Airways Office in Istanbul have confirmed to me that the flights will start in October 2019 and NOT this year

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Yildez » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:39 pm

Such a shame!! I'd definitely be buying a ticket for January!

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by newcastle » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 pm

Chris wrote:Turkish Airways Office in Istanbul have confirmed to me that the flights will start in October 2019 and NOT this year
Did anyone suggest they were?

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Brian Yare » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:48 pm

The original article also said that Turkish Airlines hoped to double the frequency to 8 flights per day from January 2020. I'm not holding my breath on that one!

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by BENNU » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:01 pm

Yildez wrote: I'd definitely be buying a ticket for January!
Why don't you wait until February?

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by carrie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:39 am

Don't understand Bennu why wait till February, the flights don't start till October next year.

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by newcastle » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:36 am

Brian Yare wrote:The original article also said that Turkish Airlines hoped to double the frequency to 8 flights per day from January 2020. I'm not holding my breath on that one!
Ye of little faith!

I'm sure the only reason for the delay is the difficulty in negotiating with the Egyptian authorities how to squeeze landing slots out of the busy schedule of Luxor International Airport ;)

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by BENNU » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:47 am

carrie wrote:Don't understand Bennu why wait till February
I will not be there in January, and I owe Yildez a cocktail in Royal Bar. :wi

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Re: Turkish Airlines flies to Luxor from Oct 2019

Post by Yildez » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:34 am

I may come Bennu, not sure if I can get a house/ cats sitter yet. But If I do, I'll be leaving Luxor by the end of the month to have 8 days in El Gouna before coming home. :a7: :a7: :a7:

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