Britain hopes to return all Britons from Sharm el-Sheikh within 10 days, a British official at the airport has said.
The British government is increasing the number of flights and will return about 2,000 British nationals on Saturday on nine flights, the official added.
Britain suspended flights to the Red Sea resort on Wednesday after saying it feared a bomb may have brought down a Russian jet which crashed, killing 224 people.
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.