There was anger and confusion at Sharm el-Sheikh airport as British tourists waited to return home. Flights from the airport have now resumed, but one British carrier says Egyptian authorities have not allowed all of its planned flights to take off.
Terror fears and a fall in the British pound after the Brexit vote have been cited as causing the budget airline to go bust. A massive operation to repatriate more than 100,000 tourists is underway.
After a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers crashed from the sky last month, tour operators rushed to evacuate tourists and suspended flights. Naomi Conrad reports from a town desperately hoping for a tourism revival.
With UK-bound flights indefinitely suspended and international carriers also avoiding Sinai, trapped tourists spent Thursday wondering when they'd get out. News came in trickles, but at least the weather was nice.
The recent fatal knife attack on German nationals at a popular Egyptian resort is yet another setback for the country's troubled tourism sector. Industry officials have called for immediate action.
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