Airport Security

Last updated 30 Mar 20 @ 13:27 |

Mark Brace examines the growing difficulties of keeping tourists safe in airports

On 19 December 2019, the first flight in over four years from the United Kingdom to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt – previously an extremely popular destination for British holidaymakers – landed at the resort’s airport. Flights had been suspended following the crash of a Russian airliner on 31 October 2015 shortly after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh, killing all 224 on board – mostly tourists from Russia. The cause of the crash was an improvised explosive device (IED) detonating in the aircraft’s hold . . .

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