UK resuming flights from Egypt

20,000 holidaying Britons, stranded in Egypt after the deadly Russian passenger plane crash, will be brought home.

It comes as the Prime Minister announces they will resume flights from the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh on Friday after agreeing on additional security measures with Cairo.

Britain suspended flights after the crash on Saturday of a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula.


Prime Minister David Cameron hosted Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Thursday and discussed the situation.

“Following further discussions with the airlines and the Egyptians, we have agreed on a package of additional security measures that is being put in place rapidly,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement.

“Consequently the government has decided, in consultation with the airlines, that flights from Sharm to the UK will resume tomorrow.”