LONDON (AP) — Tour company Thomas Cook has canceled all bookings to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, until November, extending a travel ban that began when the government suspended flights following the crash of a Russian jetliner.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the crash that killed 224 people over the Sinai peninsula shortly after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh. The IS group said it planted the bomb inside a soda can.
Russia suspended all flights to Egypt in response to the crash, and Britain halted flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.
The company extended its canceled bookings from May 25 to Oct. 31 because it was not clear when Britain’s Foreign Office would change travel advice warning people against all but essential travel to the resort.
Most Read Stories
- Retired Alabama cop on Roy Moore: ‘We were also told to ... make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders’ | National politics
- A Washington syrah was named second best wine in the world
- Seattle’s income tax on the wealthy is illegal, judge rules
- Expect record-high temps, 'copious rain' in Seattle area as we head toward Thanksgiving VIEW
- Fake field goal? An errant challenge? Blame Pete Carroll for Seahawks' loss to Atlanta