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easyJet launches non-stop service to Luxor

6th August 2010 Print

Cleopatra and Tutankhamen will be riding into the Capital on camels next week to celebrate the launch of a new easyJet direct route from London Gatwick to Luxor.

A caravan of camels led by the Ancient Egyptian characters will take over Potters Fields Park on Wednesday 11th August - offering free rides to the general public to mark easyJet’s launch of the only scheduled non-stop service from London Gatwick to Luxor and easyJet’s first route from the UK to the city.

Flights will go on sale from midday on Thursday, 5th August from £89.99 one-way (including taxes). The route is scheduled to launch on Wednesday 3rd November and will fly twice weekly.

Complimentary camel rides will take place from 12pm – 2pm providing London’s visitors and commuters with a taste of the exotic and parents with the perfect summer holiday activity to keep children entertained.

Paul Simmons, UK General Manager at easyJet comments: “We’re thrilled to be launching the only scheduled non-stop service from London Gatwick to Luxor and what better way to celebrate than with one of Egypt’s most popular tourist activities.

“Luxor is an ideal destination for a winter sun sightseeing holiday and our new route offers the best value, least hassle solution to get there.”

Luxor plays host to some of the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt, including the Valley of the Kings, tomb of Tutankhamen and Luxor Temple, which was buried beneath the city for thousands of years.

It is a sightseer’s paradise steeped in history and tradition, offering the perfect base to take in the sights and then embark on a river cruise down the Nile or travel to a holiday resort in Hurghada for some well-earned relaxation.

The city also boasts a variety of traditional Egyptian pastimes including camel rides, felucca and hot air balloon trips and horse-drawn caleche rides.

As part of its commitment to opening up exciting new destinations from Gatwick, easyJet will introduce its first route to Sweden with direct flights to Gothenburg in September (from £27.99 one-way including taxes) and has recently launched flights to Nantes (from £30.99 one-way including taxes).

The low-fares airline has also announced two brand new routes from Edinburgh this week to Cologne and Paphos. Flights to Paphos, in the southwest of Cyprus, will be available from 3rd November with fares from £31.99 (one-way including taxes). Flights to Germany’s oldest major city, Cologne, will run four times weekly from 26th November with prices from £25.99 (one-way including taxes).

With a choice of 82 destinations and operating a fleet of 42 aircraft out of Gatwick, easyJet is the largest airline operating out of the south London airport and will fly, on average, 40,000 passengers each day during the peak season.

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