14 MARCH 2016


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Article from BTNews 14 MARCH 2016

Sharm el Sheikh

Thomas Cook has extended its cancellation of flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh until 31 October, meaning the destination will have been closed to UK arrivals for almost a year.

Britain advised against flying to the airport last November after the suspected bombing of a Russian passenger jet in October 2015 killed 224 people.  The plane had taken off from Sharm el Sheikh Airport.

No regular flights have operated there from the UK since 4 November due to concerns about security at the airport.

Thomas Cook said it would extend its cancellation because it had no clear indication when Britain might change its travel advice.

Rival tour operator TUI has a cancellation in place on its flights between Britain and Sharm el Sheikh until 25 May.  www.thomascook.com

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