Stranded Egypt holidaymakers face Sharm el-Sheikh-UK flights chaos


Holidaymakers waiting to return to the UK from Sharm el-Sheikh endured chaos today as conflicting information was given about whether or not their flights would take off.

The latest developments saw Monarch announce that only two of five flights it intended to fly today from Sharm el-Sheikh to the UK will be permitted by the Egyptian authorities.

The situation descended into further shambles as Thomas Cook said that of four return flights it expected to operate today, only one will be permitted to land at the airport.

Earlier, the country's authorities announced that just eight flights will depart from Sharm el-Sheikh for the UK, rather than the 29 initially expected as frustrated passengers waited for information.