UK last European country to maintain Egypt flight bans

Russia has authorised commercial flights between Egypt and Russia to resume following a two-year suspension following a Russian Metrojet bomb blast that killed all on board.
"It’s a clear sign of the confidence that the Russian government has in the aviation and airport security standards that Egypt has introduced,” said Amr El-Ezabi of the Egyptian State Tourist Authority.
 
“We hope this (also) will encourage flights back to Sharm el-Sheikh from the UK so that those travellers can return to the destination,” he said.
 
Russia suspended all flights to Egypt, not just Sharm el-Sheikh, immediately after the Metrojet incident, citing security concerns with the airports. The Egyptian government has since invested GBP20 million to raising airport security standards, using a British aviation security firm. All European countries, except for the UK, have now permitted flights to resume.

 

UK last European country to maintain Egypt flight bans

Russia has authorised commercial flights between Egypt and Russia to resume following a two-year suspension following a Russian Metrojet bomb blast that killed all on board.
"It’s a clear sign of the confidence that the Russian government has in the aviation and airport security standards that Egypt has introduced,” said Amr El-Ezabi of the Egyptian State Tourist Authority.
 
“We hope this (also) will encourage flights back to Sharm el-Sheikh from the UK so that those travellers can return to the destination,” he said.
 
Russia suspended all flights to Egypt, not just Sharm el-Sheikh, immediately after the Metrojet incident, citing security concerns with the airports. The Egyptian government has since invested GBP20 million to raising airport security standards, using a British aviation security firm. All European countries, except for the UK, have now permitted flights to resume.