I am planning my vacation to Egypt and wanted to start it off with the cruise down the Nile River which means I need to get to Aswan, Egypt. I hear there is an international airport in Aswan and wanted to know which airlines fly there from the US. I would prefer a direct flight from JFK, PHL, or out of Washington D.C. Thanks for the help.
Welcome to Egypt you will defenatly like Aswan as i dearly do (my number 1 city), as for your question, i dont think there is charter flights from the US (one way route), but you have to transit in a European city first then take a charter to Aswan most porbably London transit. Check this site below of direct flights from London to Aswan http://www.justtheflight.co.uk/cheap-flights/ASW-aswan.html
When you go to Aswan i recommend staying at either the old (dont mind the service/food is not that good as the old Cataract)or the new Cataract Hotels (more expensive)- (both are next to each other) check this:
The view of the nile from both hotels is breath taking it will give you the feeling that you dont wanna to leave Aswan.
I will keep in touch if there is more info concerning your question.
You could also check out the option of flying into Hurghada from Europe. Hurghada is a resort town frequently and cheaply served mostly by German budget companies.
I went from Germany to Egypt (Hurghada) for 150 EUR return. A flight to Cairo would have been 350 return, and a fork-flight Germany-Aswan and Cairo-Germany would have been 450 Eur.
It is fairly easy to get a direct bus to Aswan from Hurghada via Luxor and then travel down the nile to Cairo. As I said, I did it in December. Only drawback was that I had to use a night bus from Cairo to Hurghada on the last day of my holiday.
Check out LTU (www.ltu.de) for their fares, as they also have connections to Miami, Fort Myers, Orlando, Los Angeles and JFK-New York. You might have to spent a day or two in Germany and go overland from one airport to another to get a really good deal, but this way you'll get see to countries at the same time - where is the loss?