Doncaster Sheffield Airport suspends all flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh

Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster
Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster

Flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh have been suspended by Doncaster Sheffield Airport after the Government announced fears that a Russian plane was brought down by a bomb.

Flights from the Egyptian resort have been officially suspended across the UK.

Robin Hood Airport

Robin Hood Airport

Now, Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced that airline Thomson Airways has suspended all flights to and from Sharm el Sheikh ‘with immediate effect’.

A spokesman for the airport said: “Following the Government’s announcement this evening, Thomson Airways can confirm that it has temporarily suspended flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh with immediate effect.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers. We will be in contact with those customers affected as more information becomes available.”

A Number 10 spokeswoman said: “While the investigation is still ongoing we cannot say categorically why the Russian jet crashed. But as more information has come to light we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device.

“In light of this, and as a precautionary measure, we have decided that flights due to leave Sharm for the UK this evening will be delayed.

“That will allow time for a team of UK aviation experts, currently travelling to Sharm, to make an assessment of the security arrangements in place at the airport and to identify whether any further action is required. We expect this assessment to be completed tonight.”