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Sharm el-Sheikh flights due to land at Birmingham and East Midlands Airport later

Flights are due to arrive in the UK later today Credit: PA

Flights carrying British tourists who have been stranded in the Egyptian holiday resort of Sharm el-Sheikh are due to land at Birmingham and East Midlands Airport tonight. Outbound passenger flights from the UK to Sharm el-Sheikh have been cancelled until the 12th of November.

It comes amid fears that a Russian passenger jet was brought down by a bomb on Saturday.


Monarch say will operate Sharm return flights tomorrow

Monarch will operate flights out of Sharm-El-Sheikh tomorrow for their 3,000 customers who are stuck there.

All flights into and out of Sharm El Sheikh have been cancelled today but five flights are scheduled to arrive back in Birmingham tomorrow.

The cancellation was put in place amid fears a Russian passenger jet which crashed at the weekend was brought down by a bomb killing all 224 people on board.

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British decision to suspend Sharm flights 'unjustified'

Britain has suspended all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh airport. Credit: PA

Britain's decision to suspend flights to Sharm el-Sheikh was unjustified and should be immediately reconsidered, Egypt's tourism minister has said.

"The decision is unjustified and carries a lot of question marks," Hesham Zaazou told state news agency MENA.


Sharm el-Sheikh: Are you due to fly from East Midlands or Birmingham Airport?

What we know so far:

  • Thomson has cancelled all of its outbound flight to Sharm el-Sheikh.
  • This morning's Thomson flight from East Midlands Airport has been cancelled, affecting holidays booked through tour operators First Choice, Portland Direct, Sovereign and Skytours.
  • All flights today to Sharm el-Sheikh from Birmingham Airport have been cancelled.
  • Monarch and Thomson were due to fly from Birmingham Airport this morning.
Thomson has grounded its outbound flights to Sharm el-Sheikh Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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