TUI Nederland is scrapping all flights to the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh up until end March 2016. According to the travel agency, bookings to the resort fell so far after the Russian airbus crash in Sinai last month, that it is not profitable to make these trips
TUI Nederland has decided to scrap all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until December 18th. The tour operator will only send planes to pick up tourists that are already there
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' decision to advise people not to travel to or from the Sharm el-Sheikh airport was based on the fact that the airport's security is inadequate and not on the exact cause of the Russian aircraft crash in Sinai.
Empty charter planes will be flying to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik on Sunday and Tuesday to pick up the Dutch tourists currently holidaying there. KLM has decided that people on the airline's flight to Amsterdam from Cairo will only be allowed hand luggage and that no suitcases will be loaded into the airplane's hold at the airport. Travel agencies TUI Nederland and Neckermann Travel also opted for this measure.
A number of Dutch tourists stuck in Egypt after all flights to and from the Sharm el-Sheikh airport were cancelled by the Netherlands. They are still enjoying their vacation, despite concerns about the security situation surrounding the airport.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also decided to stop all Dutch flights to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and to stop flying over northern Sinai until Sunday at least. The Netherlands is awaiting the outcome of a British investigation on the security situation. England and Ireland are also not flying in the region for the time being.