British Airways suspends all flights to Cairo
British Airways abruptly canceled all flights to Cairo on Saturday for what it described as security reasons, a day after the British government warned of a heightened risk of terrorist attacks against airplanes over Egypt.
The airline told stunned passengers at their departure gate in London that they could not fly and could not reschedule their flights for a week. British Airways did not describe the security issue.
A U.S. State Department travel warning Friday described “risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Egypt.”