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Luxor ranked 3rd in terms of air balloon flights worldwide

Monday، 16 September 2019 - 10:18 AM

Luxor has ranked third in terms of the number of hot air balloon flights in the world. As many as 11,000 hot air balloons, carrying about 216,000 tourists, fly over Luxor's temples, the Nile River and agricultural lands every year, Representative of the Egyptian Federation of Hot Air Ballooning Companies in Luxor Ahmed Aboud said on Sunday 15/9/2019.


After an 80-day hiatus, hot air balloon trips resumed in Luxor on September 10, Aboud added.


Efforts are afoot to link balloon flights to safari tourism and build two additional balloon takeoff points added to the current one in West Luxor, he noted.


Aboud stressed that Egyptian balloon pilots enjoy a wide-ranging experience in this field, according to the experts who participated in the International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Luxor in 2016.


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