Hello Freedivers, as you probably heard there was a terrible plane crash in Sinai.
Many freedivers had to cancel their trips because many airlines cancelled flights to Sharm el Sheikh, but we still have a lot of requests for people who want to join us for courses and training.
Here you find some updated info on which airlines are still flying to Sharm and when it is expected that other airlines will start flying again.
Pegasus, which is the low cost branch of Turkish Airlines, is operating flights to Sharm regularly from most European airports (including UK), every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Flights are leaving from Sharm el Sheikh every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
Depending on the departure country the ticket can be as little as 200 Euro return.
Egyptair is still flying regularly, and they announced that all flights from Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh will be half price in order to help travellers to reach Sharm.
Turkish Airlines for now announced that their flights will be resumed on the 30th November at very convenient prices. A round trip from Berlin for example is 219 Euro, and 224 GPB from London.
Easyjet announced that their flights to Sharm are suspended officially until the 2nd December (but probably the suspension will be protracted until the end of December)
In order to facilitate guests that would like to join our events at Freedive Dahab, we are scheduling so to match the dates of the airlines still flying, in particular Pegasus.
For example the New Year Combo Week and Training Week will start on the 28th (arrival Sunday 27th) and departure on the night of the 3rd (Sunday), or 4th (Monday)
If you are planning a flight with a different airline but these dates don’t work for you, let us know and we will do our best to fit your dates in our schedule without any price change.
Even though the investigation is not completed and there are no results about the cause of the crash, it is commonly assumed by the media and some governments that it was a terrorist attack.
The security at the Sharm airport is obviously been raised to very high levels and for the rest, Sharm and Dahab are as quiet and sunny as always, and there is no fear among those who live here.
The locals are clearly in need of work and have no reason or will to hurt tourists, and it is in their best interest to preserve the tourism in this area.
For any queries and doubts, don’t hesitate to contact [email protected]
We hope to see you in Dahab soon!
Linda, Lotta and the Freedive Dahab team:)