Just decades ago Sharm el-Sheikh was a small fishing community; today it is a popular holiday resort lying between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Its beaches, nightclubs, and shops have been drawing tourists to the Sinai Peninsula for decades. Numerous yacht clubs, golf courses, and water sports facilities are Sharm el-Sheikh’s other attractions, as well as Mount Sinai.
What used to be an Israeli Air Force base is now the landing strip for planes carrying holidaymakers. Ophira International Airport, also called Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, has two terminals, with a third one in the works, and has a roof designed to look like the magnificent tents used by the desert-dwelling Bedouins. The city centre is a 30 minute taxi ride from the airport and costs approximately £5.
EasyJet, one of Europe’s largest budget carriers, flies into Sharm el-Sheikh three to four times a week from London (Gatwick) Airport. EasyJet uses new energy-efficient planes, reducing carbon emissions to 27% less than that of other airlines flying the same routes.Check out photos of Sharm el-Sheikh here!
From Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford International Airport, you can board Jet2.com, another low-cost airline. With nine or more of your friends, you can take advantage of Jet2.com's Group Booking Service, which allows you a lower deposit price, among other benefits. Travelling alone is still easy on the pocket, though.
If you’re coming from Edinburgh, book a seat with Flyglobespan, “Your Award-winning Airline.” It began business in 2003, using Boeing 757-200s and Boeing 767-300ERs for its non-European destinations.
Those with chartered Sharm el-Sheikh flights are First Choice Airways, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomsonfly.