EgyptAir executive says no ‘logical reason’ for British Airways cancellations to Cairo


An executive of state-owned EgyptAir said on Tuesday that British Airways’ decision to suspend flights to Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for several days was “without a logical reason.”

The vice chairman of EgyptAir Holding Co, Sherif Ezzat Badrous, told reporters at a ceremony marking the delivery of the carrier’s newest Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliner that Cairo airport is safe and EgyptAir [EGY.UL] continues to operate in a “very safe environment.”

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group (ICAG.L), suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday for seven days “as a security precaution” as it reviews security at the Cairo airport.

Later on Saturday, Germany’s Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) said it had cancelled services from Munich and Frankfurt to Cairo, but it resumed flights on Sunday.

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Source: Reuters