First British flight arrives in Egyptian resort city after 4-year ban

# 11:53
20 December 2019

Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh on Thursday received the first British flight, after Britain lifted a four-year ban on flights to the Red Sea resort, Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry announced, APA reports citing Xinhua. 

The ministry said in a statement that the first direct British flight, with 110 passengers onboard, departed from Birmingham, London.

In October, the British Embassy in Cairo announced that the British government had removed its advisory against flying to Sharm el-Sheikh.

The ban had been in place after an Islamic State bombing brought down a Russian passenger plane in October 2015, leaving 224 dead.