British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”.
The airline did not specify what the security issue was.
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.
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.
“The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so.”
A spokesman for Cairo airport said that the airport had yet to be notified by BA of any such changes.