FLIGHTS to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt are set to resume from Bournemouth Airport.

TUI has announced that Saturday flights will start again on November 7 next year.

It is the first time TUI has flown to Sharm El Sheikh from Bournemouth since a terror attack killed hundreds of people on a Russian flight from the resort in October 2015.

Flights from the UK were grounded following the bombing until restrictions were lifted last month.

The UK’s Department for Transport announced that it has ended the ban due to improvements in security procedures at the Egyptian resort’s airport and close co-operation between the UK and Egypt on aviation security.

TUI has also announced additional flights to Tenerife from Bournemouth, also operating from November 7 2020.

The extra flight is now on sale offering more flexibility and the choice of seven, 10, 11 and 14 night holidays.

The company’s Director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer, said: “Earlier this month TUI announced its winter 2020 and summer 2021 holiday programme which has since expanded with more destinations and added flights.

“We are delighted that the additional flights provide holidaymakers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where to go away. With additional flying capacity and more than 1,000 hotels already on sale for summer 2021 it gives those planning ahead the opportunity to choose the most suitable airport, destination and hotel.

“This additional growth to some of our customers’ favourite holiday hotspots from Bournemouth demonstrates our continued commitment for people to discover their smile with us.”

Stephen Gill, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport, said: “This is exciting news for holidaymakers looking for winter warmers in 2020, with all the travel convenience which comes from flying locally. Tenerife is a popular holiday destination, with superb beaches, entertainment and host to one of the world’s largest carnivals, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

“The reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh, the Egyptian coastal resort town between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, is also exciting news.”