Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Sharm al-Sheikh

Turkish Airlines has received permission to resume flights next month to Sharm al-Sheikh, nearly a year being suspended following the bombing of a Russian jet, the company said.

The Turkish embassy said Turkish Airlines will be the first of the companies that halted flights after October 31, 2015 to resume activities. The airline plans to operate four flights per week.

British and Russian governments banned their airlines from flying to Sharm al-Sheikh because of concerns about security at the airport after the October 2015 bombing, which killed all 224 people on board.

Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul.