Rescue flights to Sharm el-Sheikh suspended by Egyptian authorities, say easyJet


Rescue flights to Sharm el-Sheikh by UK airlines have been suspended by Egyptian authorities, say easyJet.

The UK Government had said all British holidaymakers stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after the Russian plane crash would be home by tonight.

But easyJet has now released a statement saying all flights to the destination by UK airlines had been suspended by the Egyptian authorities.

It read: "The Egyptian authorities have currently suspended UK airlines from flying into Sharm El Sheikh, which means that your flight will now not operate today.

"We are working with the UK Government at the highest level on a solution. In the meantime we are also developing a contingency plan so we can bring you home as early as possible as soon as we get permission to fly.

"We understand this is extremely frustrating for you, but please stay in your hotel and be assured we will cover the costs of your accommodation and reasonable expenses.

"We will keep you updated as soon as we have more information. While this is outside of our control, we apologise and would like to thank you for your understanding and patience."