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UK NewsBritish Airways suspends all flights to Cairo for seven days over security fears

21:30  20 july  2019
21:30  20 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days - statement

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days - statement British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days - statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - British Airways (ICAG.L) suspended flights to Cairo for seven days starting on Saturday to allow for an assessment of security there, the Three Egyptian airport security sources told Reuters that British staff were checking security at Cairo airport on Wednesday and Thursday.

British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security "precaution". A BA spokesman said: "We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to

British Airways suspends all flights to Cairo for seven days over security fears © Getty Images Gatwick Airport, England, UK – December 09 2018: A British Airways plane taxis after landing at London Gatwick Airport, with the air traffic control tower in the background. Copy space included.

British Airways has suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days as a security precaution.

The airline announced on Saturday evening that all flights into the Egyptian capital were halted.

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British Airways cancels all flights to Cairo for seven days on security fears

British Airways cancels all flights to Cairo for seven days on security fears British Airways cancels all flights to Cairo for seven days on security fears

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In a statement BA said: "We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment.

"The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so."

Some affected passengers used social media to share pictures which appeared to show a letter handed out by British Airways with a similar message about security.

A spokeswoman for the airline said it could not immediately offer more information about the suspensions.

Other airlines flying to Cairo from the UK are operating as planned at the moment.

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Passenger frustration as BA and Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

Passenger frustration as BA and Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo British Airways and Lufthansa have temporarily suspended flights to Cairo for security reasons. © PA BA has suspended its flights to Cairo for seven days BA said its services to and from the Egyptian capital would be cancelled for seven days "as a precaution". It is the only airline, aside from Egypt Air, to fly directly to Cairo from the UK. Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, later followed suit, but said it was planning to resume flights some time on Sunday.

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