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TravelBritish Airways to resume flights to Cairo on Friday

14:15  26 july  2019
14:15  26 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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British Airways will resume flights to Cairo on Friday after services to the Egyptian city were suspended for a week because of security concerns. German airline Lufthansa also cancelled flights to Cairo on Saturday but resumed services one day later. On 20 July, British Airways said it

(Reuters) - British Airways , part of International Airlines Group (L:ICAG), will resume flights to Cairo following a week-long suspension over security concerns, the airline said on Friday . "Following a thorough assessment of the security arrangements, we are pleased that our service to and from Cairo

(Reuters) - British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, will resume flights to Cairo following a week-long suspension over security concerns, the airline said on Friday.

British Airways to resume flights to Cairo on Friday© Reuters/Toby Melville FILE PHOTO: File photograph shows British Airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport in west London

"Following a thorough assessment of the security arrangements, we are pleased that our service to and from Cairo will resume from Friday July 26", a British Airways spokeswoman said in an email.

No details were given about the airline's security review.

British Airways had suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday for seven days "as a security precaution" as it reviewed security at the Cairo airport.

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(Reuters) – British Airways , part of International Airlines Group , will resume flights to Cairo following a suspension over security concerns, the airline told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Exterior of Terminal 1 is seen at Cairo International Airport in Cairo , Egypt, July 21, 2019.

British Airways , part of International Airlines Group, will resume flights to Cairo following a suspension over security concerns, the airline told "Following a thorough assessment of the security arrangements, we are pleased that our service to and from Cairo will resume from Friday July 26", a

An executive of Egypt's state-owned EgyptAir said earlier this week that British Airways' decision was "without a logical reason" while Egypt's aviation minister, Younis Al-Masry, also expressed "displeasure" at the decision.

Egypt's aviation ministry said on Sunday that British Airways took the move without consulting Egyptian authorities.

Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa AG also suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday but resumed them a day later.

Other airlines continued to operate flights to Cairo.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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