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Major Airlines Extend Sharm el Sheikh Flight Ban

As the Government prolongs its advice not to fly to Egypt, airlines have extended their cancellation of flights to Sharm el Sheikh.

Major airlines, easyJet and British Airways, have now extended their flight bans until the end of May.

Both easyJet and BA, are to extend their flight ban to 27th May. Those passengers who have already booked a flight to the resort before this date, with either airline, are being offered to either defer their flights, change their air ticket to another destination, or switch to another airline. BA is also offering the option of a full refund.

Whilst this date of 27th May is just in time for the May half term school holidays, many wonder if the extension will be carried further forward – thus far, after the first no flight advice was issued by the Department of Transport in November, the extension has moved already from the New Year, to the end of January to now the end of May.

However, some airlines are currently set to resume their services earlier. Monarch is currently advising they will commence flying from 14th February to the resort. Thomas Cook and Thomson are currently advising they will resume their services from 23rd March.