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First UK flight since 2015 lands at Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport

Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport received on Thursday the first flights coming from UK with 168 passengers on board, after a 4-year hiatus.

The resumption of flights is scheduled to continue with a weekly flight until March 2020, in conjunction with the increasing tourism movement witnessed by Sharm El Sheikh during the current winter season.

According to ‘Russia Today’, informed sources at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport said that the airport administration received on Thursday the first flight, which arrived at 2 pm, from the city of Birmingham.

The sources indicated that the public relations team of the “Egyptian Airports Company” is completed all preparations before receiving the plane in a ceremony attended by a number of civil aviation officials and British tour operators.

UK had recommended British airlines to suspend flights to Sharm El-Sheikh since 2015, following the crash of the Russian airline “Kogalim Avia” plane over the Egyptian peninsula after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh airport, killing all 217 passengers.