Five flights carrying British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh to the UK have been confirmed for this evening.
As officials struggle to cope with the "sheer scale" of getting the thousands of Brits staying in the resort home, the number of slots available for 'rescue' flights has been limited to eight.
Four of five Monarch's planned flights returning British tourists to the UK have been able to land in Sharm el-Sheikh - but only one of four Thomas Cook jets have been granted landing permission.
Confirmed departures from Sharm to the UK:
- Monarch flight ZB097 to London Gatwick
- Monarch flight ZB475 to Birmingham Airport
- Thomas Cook flight MT5816/7 double-drop to Birmingham and East Midlands Airports
- Thomson flight TOM733 to Glasgow
- Thomson flight TOM397 to London Gatwick
Two easyJet flights have already departed, and a third - the U22398 to London Luton Airport - is scheduled leave Sharm at 6.45pm local time.
Monarch's fifth jet was diverted to Larnaca, Cyprus.
Monarch has cancelled all flights to and from Sharm until December 19 as the Government said direct returns would end after November 17.
New mum who was stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh says "words can't describe how happy" she is to be reunited with baby after return from Egypt.
As flights begin to leave Sharm el-Sheikh airport for the UK we take a look at what passengers should do if they are due to fly.