Thomas Cook cancels Sharm el Sheikh bookings 'til October

9 March 2016

Thomas Cook Airlines logo There's been issues with all flights to Sharm El Sheikh since last year, and now, Thomas Cook has cancelled all bookings to this destination up to, and including, 31st October 2016. This is all a response to the Metrojet Airbus A321-200 which crashed in October.

A terrorist organisation claimed that they were responsible for the bomb that downed the jet.

This decision from Thomas Cook is a reaction to the fact that there's been no change to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice against all travel to Sharm el Sheikh airport.

A spokesperson for the company said: "In light of this, and given that we have no clear indication as to when the FCO travel advice may change, Thomas Cook can confirm that it has taken the decision to cancel all bookings to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including Monday 31 October, previously Wednesday 25 May 2016."

"We appreciate that this may be frustrating for our customers who have been looking forward to their holiday and we would like to assure them that we are doing our upmost to ensure they are still able to enjoy a Thomas Cook holiday."

So, if you were set to travel to Sharm el Sheikh during this period, you are able to cancel or amend your holiday to another destination free of charge. Those of you booking a new holiday which departs before 31 October 2016 will be offered a £30 per person discount regardless of whether or not the alternative is more expensive (or cheaper).

Until as sufficient security arrangements are in place in the Egyptian resort, all but essential flights there will be cancelled.

TOPICS:   Travel

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