Chaos as holidaymakers continue to struggle for a flight back home in wake of Russian plane crash.
Words: Eireann Beardon, Subeditor: Tessa Ross
2:21pm planes could be being refused to enter airspace
This Thomas Cook Manchester-Sharm plane has turned around over Albania. Now heading away from Egypt: pic.twitter.com/DCPYUR2dQf
— Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) November 6, 2015
2:15pm The Telegraph reporter says more flights leave Sharm for London
— Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) November 6, 2015
1:37pm live update from EasyJet
— easyJet (@easyJet) November 6, 2015
12:33pm only eight out of the 29 planned flights to U.K. set to leave
The fact passengers are only allowed to take hand luggage has allegedly resulted in the limited flights. Sharm El-Sheikh airport can not accommodate for the 120 tonnes of checkin luggage that will have to be left behind.
12:12pm two flights are on their way to London
With a combined total of 359 passengers onboard
11:49am passengers heckle British Ambassador
“What’s the actual problem?” Passenger confronts British Ambassador to Egypt at Sharm el Sheikh airport over delays https://t.co/3CsPmwxsFK
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 6, 2015
11:14am first flight has left for the UK
The first flight going back to the U.K. has just took off from Sharm El Sheikh airport, the second one will leave soon after.
— Magdy Samaan (@MagdySamaan) November 6, 2015