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British Airways Mysteriously Suspends All Flights To And From Cairo For A Week

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British Airways Mysteriously Suspends All Flights To And From Cairo For A Week

British Airways Mysteriously Suspends All Flights To And From Cairo For A Week

British Airways abruptly suspended all flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what prompted the move.

Three Egyptian airport security sources told Reuters that British staff had been checking security at Cairo airport on Wednesday and Thursday.

The airline added that it would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so.

Airport security sources say British staff had been checking security at Cairo airport on Wednesday and Thursday.

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