Saudi King orders national airline to continue Sharm flights

An ally of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Saudi King Salman directed the national carrier to continue running flights to Sharm el-Sheikh from Riyadh and JeddahSaudi King Salman has expressed “full confidence” in Egyptian security measures, ordering Riyadh’s national airline to continue flights to Sharm el-Sheikh despite suspicions a bomb downed a Russian jet flying from the resort. An ally of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the king “directed Saudi Arabian Airlines to continue running flights to Sharm el-Sheikh from Riyadh and Jeddah in support of tourism in the Arab Republic of Egypt,” the Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.

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