The Egyptian minister for tourism expects that improvement to airport security will mean the flight ban to Sharm el Sheikh will soon be lifted.
Egypt has introduced extra CCTV cameras and sniffer dogs in a bid to assuage concerns over terrorism in the wake of the suspected bombing of a Russian charter airline last year.
However, UK airlines are still reluctant to resume the route. EasyJet has now extended its cancellation period until May 27. Thomas Cook and Thomson won’t return until at least March 24.
Egyptian minister for tourism, Hisham Zaazou said: “Egyptian authorities are working constantly with international security delegations, and we have also appointed our own independent security expert advisors, Control Risks, to ensure Egypt has a world-class gold standard in airport security.
"By taking these proactive actions we remain confident that flight bans will be lifted in the near future which will allow tourists to enjoy Sharm el Sheikh as they did before.”