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More Britons expected to return from Egypt

 2015-11-07 10:10:43.0

_86562953_030003234-1 Cairo/London:��The return of thousands of Britons stranded in Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh following the crash of a Russian aircraft is expected to continue over the weekend, the media reported on Saturday.�The British transport department said 1,400 people had returned on eight flights on Friday, and further flights are anticipated, BBC reported. Twenty-nine flights were scheduled to return to Britain on Friday, but 21 were cancelled by the Egyptian authorities because of the build up of passengers and luggage.�Britons are being allowed to travel home only with hand baggage; hold luggage is to be flown back separately, officials said. Easyjet said it planned to bring home a further 445 passengers on Saturday with two flights into Luton airport.�Thomson Airways added that two planes were currently on standby in Egypt waiting for slots to fly people home.�Britain-bound planes were halted on Wednesday amid fears the Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Metrojet, flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg, was shot down by a missile on October 31, killing all 224 people on board. Most of the victims were Russian. (IANS)

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