Egypt could lose around £180 million a month through lost income because of Britain and Russia's decision to suspend flights to the country, tourism minister Hesham Zaazou warned on Wednesday.
Britain and Russia halted flights to Sharm el-Sheikh amid fears that the jet which crashed shortly after taking off from the the Red Sea resort's airport on October 31 was brought down by a bomb.
A huge operation has been underway to fly holidaymakers home since the disaster, with more than 9,600 returning to Britain by Tuesday night.
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.