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Holidaymakers to return from Sharm el-Sheik

Holidaymakers stranded in Sharm el-Sheik will start to return home today, including a flight to Doncaster airport.

Debris at the site where a Russian aircraft crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula near El Arish city. Credit: Press Association

It comes after flights between the popular Egyptian holiday resort and the UK were suspended by the government, amid fears that a bomb may have been behind the downing of a Russian passenger jet last week.

Thomson flight TOM363 is due to arrive into the airport shortly after 11pm on Friday night. The flight will not be permitted to carry any hold luggage at all - including large medical items. Instead, passengers will only be allowed to take on one small piece of hand luggage, while larger items will be securely shipped separately via government couriers.


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