British Airways and Lufthansa suspended all flights to Cairo on Saturday, citing unspecified safety considerations.
“We consistently assessment our safety preparations in any respect our airports world wide and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to permit for additional evaluation,” BA stated in a press release.
Neither the British airline or Germany’s Lufthansa would say what prompted the cancellations.
“As security is the primary precedence of Lufthansa, the airline has quickly suspended its flights to Cairo in the present day as a precaution, whereas additional evaluation is being made,” a Lufthansa spokesperson stated.
Air France, which additionally affords flights to Cairo, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The British International Workplace up to date its journey recommendation on Saturday with a reference to the British Airways suspension. The International Workplace recommendation warns towards all however important journey to the world west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta areas, and by air to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the place a Russian passenger jet was bombed in 2015. It has not issued related warnings towards air journey to and from Cairo.
“There’s a heightened danger of terrorism towards aviation. Extra safety measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK,” the British recommendation stated.