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Huge blow for tourism in Egypt: BA suspends all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh

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Staff writer ▼ | June 21, 2016
British Airways have suspended all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh indefinitely after Britain advised its citizens to avoid travel to the Egyptian resort in the wake of the downing of a Russian passenger jet.
Sharm el-Sheikh
Airline   BA used to flew from Gatwick to Egypt
BA had suspended flights in November after an Airbus 321 operated by Russian airline Metrojet crashed October 31, killing 224 people. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility.

The airline says customers who hold bookings for the coming winter season can claim a full refund or can use the money to cover a new booking at an alternative destination.

Before the suspension, BA used to flew to Sharm el-Sheikh from London's Gatwick airport.