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Flight with stranded Sharm passengers due in Birmingham

A Monarch flight containing passengers who were stranded in Sharm El Sheikh is due to arrive back in Birmingham today.

Four of their five flights have now landed in Sharm El Sheikh Credit: PA

Four of their five flights have now landed in Sharm El Sheikh, the fifth flight has been diverted to Larnaca.

Monarch flights ZB097 will operate to London Gatwick and ZB475 to Birmingham airport.

Monarch is working continuously with Department of Transport and the Egyptian authorities to get customers back to the UK as quickly as possible. We recognise this is a very frustrating situation and apologise for the inconvenience this is causing our customers."

– Statement from Monarch

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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'Minor delays' at East Midlands Airport due to fog

There are minor delays to flights at East Midlands Airport Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/PA Images

There are minor delays to flights at East Midlands Airport, with customers advised to check the status of their flights beforehand.

"Like much of the UK, East Midlands Airport has been affected by the fog and low visibility today with some flights experiencing minor delays.

“It looks like the foggy conditions could remain throughout the morning, and we would ask customers to check with their airline about the status of their individual flight.

"Passenger safety remains our number one priority and we will work with our third parties on site to ensure all passengers are cared for during these conditions."

– East Midlands Airport spokesperson
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