Russia has evacuated 11,000 tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh in the last 24 hours, according to Deputy Prime Ninister Arkady Dvorkovich.
More Russian holidaymakers are expected to be brought back on Sunday, he told the Russian Information Agency (RIA).
Around 80,000 Russians were stranded in Egypt after the Kremlin had grounded all flights to the country on Friday following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula.
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.