The latest statement from ABTA following cancellations or delays at Sharm el Sheikh today:

“A number of flights due to depart from Sharm el Sheikh airport have been cancelled or delayed today.

The UK Government and the airlines are working with the Egyptian authorities to ensure that as many flights as possible are able to take off but many may see an adjustment to their schedule.

People due to travel through Sharm el Sheikh today should speak to their tour operator or airline for an update and follow any advice given. Holidaymakers will be entitled to overnight accommodation and food and drink until they can return home. This will be arranged automatically for people on package holidays.

For those who have booked a flight and hotel it is important to check with the airline to see what arrangements are in place. If holidaymakers have to pay for their own food, drink and accommodation they should keep receipts, keep claims to a reasonable level and claim from the airline on their return to the UK.

There is currently a backlog of approximately 4,000 passengers waiting to return home who were due to travel on Wednesday and Thursday. The Foreign Office has not raised the threat level in the resort of Sharm el Sheikh so holidaymakers who are part way through their holiday are able to continue their holiday as planned and are scheduled to return on their original departure dates.”

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