TUI, the holiday company, will be offering flights from the UK to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt starting February 2020. They will depart from Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester and can be booked from the 7th of November. Flights from Doncaster Sheffield and Bristol will be available for departures sometime in the summer of 2020.
This is good news for British SCUBA divers wishing to visit dive sites of the Sinai. Bookings for liveaboards in the area are already increasing.
Mark Hall, Director of Product and Destination Experience TUI UK & Ireland said ‘At TUI we’re committed to offering our customers an outstanding choice of holidays across the globe. Sharm el Sheikh was always a hugely popular destination and I am delighted to confirm that we are reintroducing the Egypt favourite to our Winter 2019 and Summer 2020 programmes.
In response to customer demand, our first flights will operate in February 2020.’
Flights from Britain to Sharm El-Sheikh were banned for four years after a Russian plane was brought down by a bomb, killing all 224 people on board. Improvements in security procedures at the airport, and close co-operation between the UK and Egypt on aviation security, mean commercial airlines can now be allowed to operate routes to and from the airport.