British Airways abandons Sharm el Sheikh of Egypt indefinitely

Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

sharm-el-sheikhTo ensure the safety of the passengers, the British Airways decided to suspend any flight from Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh resort in Egypt indefinitely.

 

 

As per the instructions given by UK government, British Airways along with other UK airline authorities banned the resort of Sharm el Sheikh from 4th November 2016.

 

 

A Metrojet Airbus A320 crashed on the desert of Sinai after it took off from Sharm el Sheikh. The flight was originally heading towards St Petersburg with 224 passengers and several crew members, who died on spot, after a bomb blast. The bomb was placed on board at the airport in Egypt.

 

 

The crash of the flight was the reason behind the strict ban imposed by the UK government.

 

 

The Egyptian government spent millions of dollars to lift the ban on UK flights, by hiking up airport security. But, the actions went into vein and could not change the mind of the UK officials.

 

 

The abandonment by UK airlines made the economy of Egypt to crumble down. But the Cairo government was positive that the ban would be lifted before winter.

 

 

A British Airlines regional manager stated on 15th June that the ban would be lifted from 15th September.

 

 

But, the new statement given by the British Airlines said, “The safety and security of our customers will always be our top priorities and we have suspended our flights from Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh indefinitely.”

 

 

The statement also pointed out, “Customers who hold bookings on any cancelled services for the coming winter season can claim a full refund or can use the money to cover a new booking with us for an alternative destination.”

 

 

Other airline authorities will resume their services possibly from 30th October.

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