One week after British Airways had suddenly cancelled all their Cairo flights citing security concerns, the airline has now resumed their services between London and Cairo effective Friday evening.
As we reported last week when this first broke, Lufthansa Group airlines LH, LX & OS also cancelled flights to Cairo however those quickly resumed after the weekend, while BA didn’t fly for the entire week until Friday evening.
British Airways flight BA155 has now returned to regular service with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operating daily between London and Cairo. The flights are pretty much packed for the days ahead even though BA has reportedly rebooked passengers to alternate service on other airlines.
Here’s an excerpt from the BBC (access their article here):
Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told that it was cancelled – and that there would be no alternative flights for a week.
The airline did not specify what the security issue was.
A BA spokesman said: “We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment.
No information has been made public on British Airways website under the “Travel News” section, where the airline usually updates all other occurrences including strikes.
This was all very mysterious. While I believe that they don’t cancel flights for no reason and that there must have been a steadfast reason for this, I don’t want to live in total silence when it comes to informing passengers why flights suddenly don’t operate and they’re being rebooked to other carriers.
Even the resumption of the route wasn’t worth a note. Very bad information policy!