Thomson Airways has now formally confirmed, and extended its cancellation of all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until at least March 2016, suggesting British holidaymakers will not return to the Egyptian resort for several months.
The problem with Sharm-el-Sheikh is simply that it is a resort surrounded by several very active conflict zones. Arms and ammunition are easily available in the region, and organised security to protect holidaymakers is 'not constant' according to locals.
The UK government suspended flights to Sharm on 4 November after an Airbus 321 operated by Russian airline Metrojet crashed, killing 224 people. Islamic State jihadis claimed responsibility for bombing the jet.
More than 16,000 Britons stranded in the area were brought home on a series of rescue flights amid heightened security.
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