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The escalation of civil unrest in Egypt over the weekend has forced airlines to adjust their flight times, to adhere to night-time curfews.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is currently warning against all but essential travel to the major Egyptian cities, including Cairo and Suez.
British Airways (BA) has amended its Cairo flight times to arrive and depart outside curfew hours, imposed by the government.
A BA spokeswoman told ABTN the situation remains “fluid”, with arrival and departure times subject to change.
BA will operate a flight from London Heathrow this evening, travelling via Athens, before arriving into Cairo tomorrow morning. A flight also left this morning.
“We are making it so we can continue to operate while the situation remains stable,” she said.
“We would only operate if it was safe to do so, and our airport teams are doing everything they can to help customers in Cairo.
“Its a case of trying to make sure that we can operate for those customers that do want to leave, and indeed those customers who want to return to family or friends in Cairo.”
The airline is also offering passengers booked out of Cairo the option of flying from Sharm El Sheikh, where flight times have not been affected and holidaymakers are not being told to leave.
Bmi is also operating an adjusted flight schedule, with today’s flight Cairo to London Heathrow operating via Beirut.