On 31 October 2015, a flight from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg crashed in North Sinai. Egyptian and Russian authorities are conducting an investigation. The investigation has not yet formally concluded, but on 17 November Russian authorities stated that the crash was caused by an explosive device onboard the flight.
As a precautionary measure, UK flights to Sharm El Sheikh restricted but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh.
Thomas Cook has cancelled all summer holidays to Sharm el Sheikh, as the Foreign Office (FCO) shows no sign of changing its warning not to fly to the famous Egyptian resort.
Diplomatic Solution is not Enough?
Back in November 2015, Senior British Government delegation of aviation and counter-terrorism experts visited Cairo for discussions on a joint plan to restart flights to Sharm el-Sheikh but seems the meetings held in November did not solve the issue!
British Public Demand:
Sharm, which has been a staple winter sun destination for the British for years, Sharm El Sheikh welcomes the majority of the 900,000 or so Britons that visit Egypt each year.
British citizens started a petition demanding the flight restrictions to be removed from all UK flights to Sharm El Sheikh:
Only British citizens can sign this as only British citizens signatures will be counted:
At 10,000 signatures government will respond to this petition.
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Join British Citizens Petition ➤ We the British Public Demand the Right to Fly to Sharm el Sheikh