Terror threat: flights canceled

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Transavia canceled four flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt, based on Dutch intelligence information that militias may fire rockets from the Sinai Desert at passing aircraft. The National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security informed Transavia and ArkeFly of these findings. The flights were previously halted due to the political unrest in Egypt.


Transavia had their first flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh after the suspension planned for Friday and Saturday. ArkeFly had a flight planned to the holiday destination for the end of this month.

There are indications that militias plan to disturb air traffic over the desert by firing missiles, according to the National Coordinator.