EasyJet to resume flights to Sharm el-Sheikh for the first time in five years

Mail Online | 1/15/2020 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline;Press Association
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EasyJet is resuming flights to Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for the first time in nearly five years, following the lifting of travel restrictions to the area.

The airline said two flights a week would be launched from Manchester Airport from June 7, and flights from London Gatwick will commence on September 30. There will also be flights to nearby Hurghada.

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UK airlines were banned from flying to the region following the bombing of a Russian plane soon after take-off from Sharm el-Sheikh airport, killing all 224 people on board, in November 2015.

But in October last year, the Department for Transport (DfT) lifted restrictions due to 'improvements in security procedures' and 'close co-operation between our aviation security experts and their Egyptian counterparts'.

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EasyJet's decision comes two months after rival travel company Tui announced its own resumption of holidays to the region.

Smaller firms and travel agents have also relaunched services to Sharm el-Sheikh, which was previously one of the most popular destinations for British tourists keen for some sun.

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Ali Gayward, UK country manager at easyJet, said: 'We are looking forward to operating these flights this summer and adding them to an...
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