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British Airways has announced the cancellation of all flights to the Egyptian capital, Cairo for a week.

The flights were cancelled based on security, “precaution,” against terrorists attacks on the airline.

A spokesman for Cairo airport told the BBC that the flights were cancelled as a precaution to allow for further assessment and protect customers.

The 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.”

The flight’s cancellation comes after the UK Foreign Office updated its advice for Britons travelling to Egypt on Friday, stating there is a ‘heightened risk of terrorism against aviation’.

The advice states: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Egypt. ‘Although most attacks occur in North Sinai, there is a risk of terrorist attacks across the country. Additional security measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK.”

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