Sharm el-Sheikh flights suspended following return of all UK holidaymakers

Sharm el-Sheikh flights suspended following return of all UK holidaymakers

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All flights from the UK to Sharm el-Sheikh are now suspended following the final flights for stranded British holidaymakers yesterday.

A total of 16,656 people have been flown home by airlines and operators from the Egyptian Red Sea resort since November 6, the Department for Transport revealed.

The government said yesterday: “Direct flights between Sharm el-Sheikh and the UK are now suspended.”

Consumers with forward bookings to the resort are being advised to contact their airline or operator – Thomson, Thomas Cook, Monarch, easyJet and British Airways.

Thomson and Thomas Cook have cancelled all outbound flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until December 3 and Monarch until December 19.

EasyJet flights are cancelled for the rest of the month with services to Sharm el-Sheikh from December 2 under review in consultation with the government.

BA said: ”As a result of government advice not to carry any further customers to Sherm el-Sheikh, all flights up to and including November 30 have been cancelled.”

Passengers due to fly with BA are being offered full refunds, the chance to rebook to a later sate or to switch to an alternative destination.

Thomson said: “Customers travelling to Sharm el-Sheikh up to and including 16th December 2015 will be able to amend their booking free of charge to any holiday taken by the end of April 2016.”

Thomas Cook is offering free amendments up to and including December 10.


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