For the first in almost five years EasyJet will resume flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after a travel ban has been lifted.
From 7 June two flights a week will resume from Manchester Airport and London Gatwick will start on 30 September, flights EasyJet will send flights to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
All UK airlines were banned by the Department for Transport (DfT) following a bombing of a Russian plane shortly after take-off in November 2015 killing all 224 on board.
Ali Gayward, UK country manager at easyJet said, “We are looking forward to operating these flights this summer and adding them to an ever-growing range of great destinations for our customers.”
The company added, “With Egypt proving popular in the North West, the airline is also extending its winter flights to Hurghada to operate year-round three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, with the first flight departing on 1 June.”