Aviation: Egypt

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Stone of Blackheath Lord Stone of Blackheath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, and in particular of any resulting decline of employment in the tourism sector there, on the prevalence of terrorism in that city.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport conducts expert assessments on aviation security at overseas airports. We do not assess the impact on the tourism and airline industries of any restrictions on flights.

The UK continues to work closely with Egypt, sharing aviation security expertise and we look forward to achieving the return of flights when the situation allows.

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