British Airways suspends all flights to Cairo for one week
Passengers ready to board a flight from London Heathrow to the Egyptian capital today were turned away after the flight was cancelled.
They were then told there would be no alternative flights for a week, after the airline suspended the journeys as a ‘precaution’.
However, the airline did not specify what the security issue was but needed more time to ‘assess’ the situation.
A Cairo Airport spokesperson said the airport hadn’t yet been informed by British Airways of any changes, reported the BBC.
It comes after the UK Foreign Office updated its advice for Brits travelling to Egypt on Friday, stating there is a ‘heightened risk of terrorism against aviation’.
Cairo is included in an ‘orange zone’ meaning the government ‘advises against all but essential travel’. ■