Aviation: Egypt

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8 October 2019.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of lifting the ban on direct flights from the UK to Sharm El Sheikh airport in Egypt.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport undertakes aviation security assessments at overseas airports. UK aviation security experts are working closely with their Egyptian counterparts on the ground. It is long standing government policy not to comment on security matters, however I can confirm that we continue to work in partnership with the Egyptian authorities, sharing aviation security expertise, and are grateful for their close engagement and support.

We look forward to achieving the return of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh when the situation allows.

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