Passengers about to board a BA flight from Heathrow to Cairo on Saturday - the first to be cancelled - told of confusion and a lack of information.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, British Airways said it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified security reasons.
British Airways said the safety and security of its customers and crew were its priority.
When asked for more details about why flights had been suspended and what security arrangements the airline was reviewing, a spokeswoman responded: "We never discuss matters of security".
The airline said it was offering the chance to travel with alternative carriers like EgyptAir and provided food and hotel vouchers.
Meanwhile, British Airways continued with its seven-day suspension of flights to Cairo, and Egyptian Lt.
The United Kingdom's Foreign Office has updated its advice to British citizens travelling to Egypt and warns of "a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation". A spokesperson for the UK-based company has said that the flights were suspended "for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment".
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The U.S. State Department also warned Friday of "risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Egypt".
Aviation analyst Alex Macheras told LBC the fact only British Airways had pulled its flights from Cairo was "unusual" and suggests the airline had received intelligence or notification "something they haven't liked".
Other airlines that use the airport are now operating as normal.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office further advised against all travel to the North Sinai Governorate and all but essential travel to most of South Sinai, Sharm el-Sheikh and the area west of the Nile Valley.
"The greatest threat is on the Sinai peninsula where Daesh operate with greater freedom, but terrorists are active in mainland Egypt, including Cairo".
The UK, US and other countries have issued travel warnings for Egypt, citing ongoing political unrest and the potential for terror attacks.
That advice followed the bombing of a Russian airline which was brought down in 2015 shortly after leaving the Red Sea resort, killing 224 people.
About 415,000 British nationals traveled to Egypt past year, the Foreign Office states, adding that "most visits are trouble free".