Travel firm to resume Sharm el-Sheikh flights in February 2020

Tui is to resume flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in February 2020 after restrictions were lifted.

The UK’s biggest travel company said it will re-start air services “in response to customer demand”.

Flights between the UK and the Egyptian resort were halted in November 2015 following the bombing of a Russian airliner soon after take-off from Sharm el-Sheikh airport, which killed all 224 people on board.

The Department for Transport (DfT) lifted restrictions last week due to “improvements in security procedures” and “close co-operation between our aviation security experts and their Egyptian counterparts”.

Mark Hall, director of product and destination experience at Tui UK and Ireland, said: “At Tui we’re committed to offering our customers an outstanding choice of holidays across the globe.

“Sharm el-Sheikh was always a hugely popular destination and I am delighted to confirm that we are reintroducing the Egypt favourite to our winter 2019 and summer 2020 programmes.

“In response to customer demand, our first flights will operate in February 2020 and our resorts are all looking forward to welcoming our customers back with a smile.”

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