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Sharm el Sheikh flight into Cardiff cancelled

A flight due into Cardiff Airport later today from Sharm el Sheikh has been cancelled as hundreds of tourists remain stranded in the Egyptian resort.

Passengers at Sharm el Sheikh airport. Credit: PA

Cardiff Airport says a 1025 Thomson plane scheduled to leave this morning was cancelled along with a flight due in at 2255 this evening bringing passengers back.

On its website Thomson says its working with the UK government to finalise its flying programme and will update its customers when it has more information.


Cardiff Airport flight to Sharm el Sheikh cancelled

A holiday flight from Cardiff Airport to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh next Monday has been cancelled.

Credit: PA

Thomson Holidays has issued a notice to its customers that it has cancelled all outbound flights to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including Thursday 12th November.

Cardiff Airport says that includes a scheduled flight on Monday 9th November but the situation regarding returning flights is still unclear but would be updated later in the day.

All customers booked to travel to Sharm el Sheikh in this period will be provided with a full refund.

As a priority, we are contacting customers due to travel tomorrow and ask those travelling later in the week to please bear with us as we manage this evolving situation.

– Thomson Holidays

A support line has been set up for customers on 0800 009 3833.


Defence Secretary: Helicopter crash deaths 'a tragedy'

The Secretary of State for Defence has described the deaths of two Flight Lieutenants in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan as a "tragedy".

Flight Lieutenants Geraint Roberts (left) and Alan Scott (right) Credit: Ministry of Defence

The heartfelt tributes paid to Flight Lieutenant Scott and Flight Lieutenant Roberts demonstrate that they were both highly respected and professional members of the RAF. Their untimely deaths are a tragedy and my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their families at this difficult time.

– Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence

Flight Lieutenant Roberts 'spoke with joy' about Wales

A friend and colleague of Flight Lieutenant Geraint 'Roly' Roberts said the 44-year-old "spoke with such joy" about his time growing up in North Wales.

Flight Lieutenant Geraint Roberts, 44, was from North Wales. Credit: Ministry of Defence

Roly came to us from a long career mainly on the Chinook Force, and he brought with him a huge amount of operational experience, as well as a real sense of pride in his work.

He cared about his job so much, constantly pushing the rest of us and never accepting mediocrity. His was always the passionate voice in any debrief.

On the ground he was equally passionate about his stories of flying experiences and his family.

He spoke with such joy about his time growing up in North Wales, and strove to ensure he gave his own children the best opportunities and experiences. Our detachment and our squadron will not be the same without him.

– Flight Lieutenant Kevin Hare
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