BA pulls plug on flights to Sharm el Sheik
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
British Airways has this week announced plans to withdraw its flights to Sharm el Sheik after poor customer take-up.
The airline will cease to run flights to the holiday destination from Gatwick Airport from 2nd May, amid disappointing booking figures in the early months of this year. The additional aircraft capacity freed up by the move will be used to provide extra flights to Mauritius it is thought.
Full refund available
Any passengers with bookings for Sharm el Sheik from 3rd May onwards need not worry as BA has already confirmed that it will provide a full refund or the opportunity for customers to re-book an alternative route.
Nothing to do with the political unrest
When asked about the decision to cancel future flights to the Red Sea, a spokesperson for BA denied that the move had anything to do with the current political and social unrest in Egypt - particularly as Sharm el Sheik has been unaffected by the troubles.
They also confirmed that they plan to continue to run flights to Cairo in the light of the ban on all but essential travel to the capital being lifted.
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