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BA cancels Sheikh fl ights

By: Eastern Eye Staff

BRITISH Airways has extended its suspension of flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh indefinitely, becoming the first major UK airline to cancel departures for the winter season in Egypt. British and Russian governments banned their airlines from flying to the popular destination, because of concerns about security at the local airport after the suspected bombing of a Russian passenger jet in October 2015 killed all 224 people on board. Tourism is a key source of income for the Egyptian economy but the number of tourists fell 40 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, partly hurt by…

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