Egypt Boosts Airport Security, but UK Flight Restrictions Persist


The Egyptian government has spent more than $76 million to upgrade airport security over the past two years in an effort to thwart terrorist attacks. Upgrades such as new luggage scanning machines, metal detectors, and closed-circuit television since the 2015 crash of a Russian airliner in the Sanai Pensinsula have modernized Egypt’s airports to international standards, according to aviation ministry officials.

Even public perceptions about the safety of Egypt’s airports have improved, and tourism numbers have begun to recover. However, the UK has yet to lift a suspension of all flights to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh imposed after intelligence services determined that a bomb planted on the Metrojet Airbus A321 caused the crash, killing all 224 on board.

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Source: AINOnline