London - The British government said UK airlines can resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al Shaikh, suspended after a Daesh bombing that brought down a Russian passenger plane four years ago.

The Department for Transport said on Tuesday that “improvements in security procedures at the airport, and close co-operation between the UK and Egypt on aviation security, mean commercial airlines can now be allowed to operate routes to and from the airport.”

The Sinai Peninsula resort had been a major package-holiday destination for British tourists before the November 2015 attack, which killed all 224 people on board and was claimed by Daesh.

Travel company Tui welcomed the decision and said it planned to re-introduce trips to Sharm Al Shaikh “taking into account customer demand.”