Rabat - After suspending flights from Egypt, the United Kingdom could make a decision to ban flights from Morocco, a British transport official has warned this Friday, citing security fears.
Rabat – After suspending flights from Egypt, the United Kingdom could make a decision to ban flights from Morocco, a British transport official has warned this Friday, citing security fears.
On Wednesday, the UK government issued a suspension on United Kingdom-bound flights from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, from where a Russian plane departed and crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last Saturday.
Friday, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, warned that the same action could be taken against other countries, including Morocco, Turkey and Tunisia, if security is found to be lax.
“What this makes clear – not just to the Egyptians but to other airports around the world: if we are concerned about their security we will not hesitate in taking the kind of action we have taken this week for the safety of British passengers,” McLoughlin told BBC Radio.
Russian Airbus 321 crashed on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board. British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that the Russian plane may have been brought down by a bomb.
In addition, AFP quoted sources close to the investigation as saying that evidence from the plane’s “black box” flight recorders “strongly favors” the theory that a bomb on board brought it down.
One of the black boxes recovered from the crash site shows that the plane suffered “a violent, sudden” end, a source told the agency.