Advice line set up as today’s Doncaster airport flights to Sharm El Sheik cancelled

Robin Hood Airport
Robin Hood Airport

Two flights between Doncaster and Sharm el Sheik are today cancelled after over concerns a flight from the resort was downed by a bomb.

The are the first to be affected as the route is grounded for a week.

Thomson was due to flight holidaymakers from Robin Hood Airport to Sharm el Sheik at 10.40am today, and one of its jets was due to bring tourists back at 11.05pm tonight.

But both were today logged on the departure board as ‘cancelled’.

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Travel operator Thomson was today offering refunds for the flights. The firm says it has contacted all the affected passengers.

Following the change in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice advising against all but essential air travel to Sharm el Sheikh, Thomson Airways issued a statement confirm it has cancelled all outbound flights to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including Thursday November 12.

A spokesman said: “All customers booked to travel to Sharm el Sheikh in this period will be provided with a full refund. As a priority, we are contacting customers due to travel tomorrow and ask those travelling later in the week to please bear with us as we manage this evolving situation.

“Our experienced overseas resort team will be updating all our customers currently on holiday in Sharm el Sheikh of the change in FCO travel advice and we will be making arrangements to return these customers to the UK.

“All customers travelling on Thomson Airways flight-only bookings are advised to immediately contact our 24-hour holiday line +44 2476 282228.

A dedicated support line has also been set up for customers on 0800 009 3833.

Concerned travellers have written of their concerns on social media;

Clare Christmas wrote: Gutting I am supposed to fly out to sharm on the 23rd hope it gets sorted.”