BA and Lufthansa droop Cairo flights citing safety

BA and Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights citing security

British Airways and Lufthansa suspended all flights to Cairo on Saturday, citing unspecified safety considerations.

“We consistently evaluate our safety preparations in any respect our airports around the globe 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 at this time as a precaution, whereas additional evaluation is being made,” a Lufthansa spokesperson stated.

Air France, which additionally gives flights to Cairo, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The British Overseas Workplace up to date its journey recommendation on Saturday with a reference to the British Airways suspension. The Overseas 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 comparable warnings towards air journey to and from Cairo.

“There’s a heightened threat of terrorism towards aviation. Extra safety measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK,” the British recommendation stated.

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