Still no plans to return South Yorkshire residents from Sharm el-Sheikh

The popular resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh
The popular resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh

Stranded South Yorkshire residents have learnt this morning that they will remain in Sharm el-Sheikh for at least one more day.

There are still no plans for return flights to Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) Airport from the holiday resort, four days after a flight was cancelled at the last minute.

Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh also remain cancelled until November 25.

A statement from the firm said: “Thomson Airways can now confirm that the following flights from Sharm el Sheikh to the UK will be departing today Tuesday November 10; TOM295 to Manchester, TOM705 to Glasgow, TOM793 to East Midlands and TOM859 to Gatwick.

“We continue to work with the UK Government to try and finalise our flying programme for the following days and we will update accordingly when further information becomes available.

“These flights will operate under special security measures mandated by the UK Government. Customers will not be able to bring any hold luggage with them on these flights. Only hand luggage can be brought on board and normal Thomson cabin baggage restrictions apply. All hold luggage will be returned to customers under separate secure cover arranged by the UK Government.

“All other customers remain in their hotels on the same board basis and our experienced resort team is keeping them up to date on the latest developments. Our UK team continues to liaise with the Government and the Egyptian authorities to try and resolve this fluid and continually evolving situation.

“We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused and would like to thank them for their continued patience. As this is a continuously evolving situation, customers are advised to refer to the noticeboards in the hotels or our website for the latest information.

“Customers in resort can also contact us 24-7 on Phone: +44 3333 365147 or Text: 82345.

“Outbound flights to Sharm el Sheikh remain cancelled up to and including Wednesday November 25. All customers booked to travel to Sharm el Sheikh in this period will be provided with a full refund or can amend to any holiday currently on sale. If the new holiday is taken before the end of April 2016, we are also offering a £30 per person discount.

“Customers in the UK, due to travel up to the November 25, can contact our dedicated support line on 0800 009 3833 or 044 203 636 1994.”