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British Airways suspends its flights to Cairo

British Airways has cancelled its flight to the Egyptian capital Cairo over security concerns as reported by the airline itself.

Passengers on board the British Airways from London to Cairo were notified of the latest news but left with no alternative for a week’s time.

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Even though the airline did not specify what kind of security concern it was, officials at Cairo remained adamant that they have not been notified anything so far.

A spokesman from British Airways said that they have cancelled their flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution until further assessment.

The statement continues by saying that the airline’s top priority is safety for its customers and that they will not operate an aircraft unless it is safe to do so.

Also read: Kenya Airways suspends flights to and from Khartoum

A travel advisory was issued on Friday by the UK foreign office to Britons warning a heightened risk in aviation services heading to Cairo.

“There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. Additional security measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK.” Read the travel advisory

At the moment all other airlines flying in and out of Cairo are operating normally despite the travel advisory issued in UK.

Customers travelling the capital Egypt were caught off-guard as the barriers at the airport failed to open only to be informed at that point.

With no alternative given, they are forced to wait until investigation are completed for them to take a trip.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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