TUI launches brand new direct flights to a popular winter sun destination.
It’s the first time Britons will be able to travel there direct from the UK.
The new flights connect the Egyptian resort of Luxor to Manchester Airport.
The country’s popular holiday destinations currently include Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, both beach resorts.
However, Luxor is also popular with tourists as it is home to popular attractions such as the Valley of the Kings.
And the TUI flights will be part of the new Nile cruises that will set sail from November 2024.
From November 7, 2024 to April 24, 2025, exclusive charter flights will be launched from Manchester and London Gatwick Weekly.
Robert Smith, Director of Aviation at Manchester Airport said: “It is fantastic to see the launch of a Luxor service as part of TUI’s Winter 2024 programme.
“It’s a brand new destination for Manchester Airport and we’re sure it will be extremely popular with passengers.”
Luxor was from around the 16th to the 11th century BC. the capital of the pharaohs – and their remains are now a major draw for tourists.
One of the main attractions is the Luxor Temple, built in the 14th century BC. of Amenhotep III. was built.
On the opposite side of the bank you will find the Valley of the Kings, where the mummies of the pharaohs were buried with their jewels and stores to carry them through the afterlife.
The highlight is Tutankhamun’s tomb, the discovery of which made British archaeologist Howard Carter famous in 1922.
Another Egyptian resort is gaining popularity this year.
El Gouna, a short drive from Hurghada, is an artificial lagoon with chic hotels and restaurants.
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