British Airways resumes Cairo flights


British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, resumed flights to Cairo following a week-long suspension over security concerns, the airline said.

“Following a thorough assessment of security arrangements, our service to and from Cairo will resume from Friday July 26”, a British Airways spokeswoman said in an email.

No details were given about the security review.

British Airways suspended flights to Cairo for seven days “as a security precaution” as it reviewed security at Cairo airport.

An executive of Egypt’s state-owned EgyptAir said British Airways’ decision was “without a logical reason” while Egypt’s aviation minister, Younis Al-Masry, expressed “displeasure” at the decision.

Egypt’s aviation ministry said British Airways took the move without consulting Egyptian authorities.

Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa also suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday but resumed them a day later.