Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism has released a statement regarding the remaining stranded British tourists in Sharm el Sheikh, as it was revealed the foreign office expects the last holidaymakers to return home this weekend.
The Ministry said it was working closely with airport operators, airlines, holiday companies and “the relevant international authorities to assist all tourists who are currently waiting to return home to the UK and Russia from Sharm el Sheikh to do so”.
“We are endeavouring to process as many people as possible through the airport as safely and quickly as we can,” it said.
“The airport is operating at its maximum capacity, handling 4300 passengers per hour divided between arrivals and departures for both domestic and international flights.”
UK airlines are operating 10-11 passenger flights per day and Russian airlines are operating 20-25 passenger flights per day, the Ministry said.
“With this schedule we hope to have cleared the backlog of passengers in the next 3-4 days. We will continue to ensure that we are doing everything possible to assist tourists as they wait.”