With a flying time of around five hours from the UK, Egypt is an easily accessible destination for short and long breaks...
You will arrive into one of a number of major airports, the most common being:
Cairo Airport (CAI) in the country's capital - ideal for a city visit;
Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH), which serves the Sinai Peninsula and the resorts on the north shores of the Red Sea;
Hurghada Airport (HRG) on the western shores of the Red Sea;
Luxor Airport (LXR), the gateway to the wonders of Thebes and the Nile;
Marsa Alam Airport (RMF), serving the fast growing resort of the same name further south on the Red Sea;
Taba Airport (TCP) is on the border of Israel and Jordan, and also caters for holidaymakers arriving at northern Red Sea resorts;
and Alexandria El Nohza Airport (ALY), which is located on the northern coast of Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea.
British Airways and Egyptair have daily non-stop flights from Heathrow airport, in London, to the capital, Cairo. The Egyptian national carrier also operates a daily service from Manchester.
Alternatively, you can fly from London and UK regional airports via various European gateways - airports servicing international flights. Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Zurich and Paris are popular options.
For the beach resorts, EasyJet operates regular year-round flights from the London airports Gatwick, Stansted and Luton, as well as from Manchester. Monarch flies to the Red Sea from Gatwick, Luton and Manchester.
The holiday companies of Thomson and Thomas Cook also fly from London and Manchester and operate regional services from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Doncaster.
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