Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Cairo Over Security Concerns

21 Juillet, 2019, 05:42 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • British Airways Flights Canceled

Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement late on Saturday that it had contacted the British Embassy in Cairo which had confirmed that the decision to suspend the flights was not issued by Britain's transport or foreign ministries.

Some affected passengers used social media to share pictures which appeared to show a letter handed out by British Airways with a similar message about security.

British Airways announced Saturday that flights to Cairo were being cancelled for seven days as tensions escalated over Iran's seizure of a British tanker.

A spokeswoman for the airline said it could not immediately offer more information about the suspensions. They reportedly gave no further details.

The airline said in a statement that they are suspending flights to the Egyptian capital for seven days.

Reuters reported it was told by three Egyptian airport security sources that British staff were checking security at the airport on Wednesday and Thursday. Lufthansa spokesman Tal Muscal said the company has two flights a day to Cairo, one each from Frankfurt and Munich.

Current advice warns against "all but essential" travel by air to Sharm el Sheikh.

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That attack, which was claimed by Islamic State, prompted Russian Federation to halt all flights to Egypt for several years and a number of countries including Britain to cease flights to Sharm el Sheikh, which have yet to resume.

"As safety is the number one priority of Lufthansa, the airline has temporarily suspended its flights to Cairo today as a precaution, while further assessment is being made", a Lufthansa spokesperson told the news outlet. You should co-operate fully with security officials at airports'.

Current British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice on travel to Egypt warns against "all travel" to certain parts of the country.

About 415,000 British nationals visited Egypt in 2018.

"Terrorists have attacked tourists in Egypt in the past", the travel advisory said."There is a heightened threat of terrorist attacks targeting Coptic Christians from extremists linked to Daesh-Sinai in Egypt".

The airline was also among several major carriers to announce in June they would reroute flights to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.

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