PUBLISHED: 13:17, Sat, Nov 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:34, Sat, Nov 2, 2019
TUI will be selling holidays to the once popular Egyptian resort from from next week (Image: Getty Images)
TUI is to relaunch flights and holidays to Sharm el Sheikh, the tour operator has announced. A flight ban issued in 2015 to restrict air travel between Sharm el Sheikh and the UK was lifted last month. Following the news, TUI will be selling holidays to the once-popular Egyptian resort from next week.
The Sharm el Sheikh holidays will be on sale from 7 November, with the first flights departing February 2020.
The ban was put in place in 2015 after a Russian airliner was bombed killing 224 people onboard.
It was thought that security procedures at Sharm al Sheikh airport were not tight enough, allowing for the bomb to be smuggled on board the plane.
For the last four years, the British and Egyptian governments have been working closely together to work on increasing safety precautions.
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TUI flights will operate from popular airports Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester (Image: Getty Images)
After the ban was lifted on 22 October, the government released a statement saying: “Improvements in security procedures at the airport, and close co-operation between the UK and Egypt on aviation security, mean commercial airlines can now be allowed to operate routes to and from the airport.
“This is the first step in the resumption of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, which is a popular destination for UK holidaymakers.
“This decision supports air carriers to provide more choice to travellers hoping to visit the country.
“The government will work with air carriers that