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ExCeL London - 24-25 February 2021
British Airways is resuming flights from Heathrow to Cairo on Friday after services to the Egyptian city were suspended over security concerns.
The airline said in a statement that it had “reviewed security arrangements” at Cairo airport and would restart the daily flight.
Services were suspended on Saturday after BA revealed concerns about security at the airport, but did not give further details about its decision at the time. The move was later criticised by an EgyptAir executive as “without logical reason”, and Egypt’s aviation minister Younis Al-Masry expressed “displeasure” at the suspension.
Lufthansa also briefly suspended services to Cairo on Saturday but resumed them on Sunday.
BA is one of two airlines that fly directly from the UK to Cairo, along with EgyptAir.
Cairo is in an area of Egypt considered to be of low risk by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), though the government continues to advise against all but essential travel to the resort of Sharm el Sheikh since a bomb explosion took down a Russian airliner over the Sinai peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board.