Flights planned by easyJet to bring stranded holidaymakers home from Sharm el-Sheikh have been blocked by Egyptian authorities.
The airline said officials are not allowing UK aircraft to land at the airport.
Two easyJet aircraft at the airport due to fly to Gatwick and Luton will still depart.
But other aircraft coming from the UK to collect passengers will not be able to operate, according to the carrier.
The airline said: “Eight of easyJet’s planned flights today will no longer be able to operate due to Egyptian authorities suspending permissions.
“We are working with the UK government at the highest level on a solution. In the meantime we are also working on a contingency plan so we can operate as soon as we receive permission to fly.”
The airline said it would be able to get 339 passengers home today.
“Whilst this is outside of our control we would like to apologise to customers for the delay,” a spokesman said. “All customers will be provided with hotel accommodation and we are keeping them informed. We would advise passengers also to check Flight Tracker for updates.”
Other carriers, including Monarch, Thomson, Thomas Cook, are still on course to run repatriation flights today as planned. British Airways is to run delayed scheduled services to Gatwick.
Monarch said: “Our flights are currently on the way to Sharm. We expect all our aircraft to depart as planned later today.”
The easyJet flights which will no longer operate today are:
- EZY9555 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Luton
- EZY9444 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Gatwick
- EZY9333 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Luton
- EZY9111 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Gatwick
- EZY9222 – Sharm el-Sheikh to Milan Malpensa
- EZY9666 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Stansted
- EZY2398 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Luton
- EZY8854 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Gatwick
The two easyJet flights that will be departing from Sharm el-Sheikh shortly which are:
- EZY9398 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Luton
- ZY9854 – Sharm el-Sheikh to London Gatwick
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