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About 200 Ukrainian tourists stuck in Egypt for two days

The tour operator promises that the tourists will return home on Thursday
18:53, 8 November 2018

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About 200 Ukrainian tourists, the clients of Join Up tour operator are stuck at the airport of Egypt and cannot depart from Sharm El Sheikh as Hromadske reported.

According to Oleksandr, one of the tourists, their flight is scheduled on November 7, at 7.10 p.m. but representatives of the transport carrier Yanair claimed that a fight occurred on board of the plane and there will be no flight.

'We were settled at the bed hotel, so-called 'flophouse', and today (November 8, - 112 International) they said that we will head to Ukraine,' Oleksandr said.

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According to him, the tourists were taken to the airport but not sent to Ukraine.

'They wanted to settle us at the 'flophouse' again but people protested and said they would not go there. First, the representatives of the transporter Yanair and representatives of tour operator Join Up threatened to call the police, and then, they promised us a normal hotel. Now we are heading there,' he noted.

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Join Up Company confirmed that the tourists did not leave Egypt.

'The tourists were provided with the settlement at the hotel, of course, at the expense of the company. Some of the tourists will depart at 7 p.m. and the rest at 9.40 p.m,' Join Up reported.

The press service of the tour operator noted that it did not receive any complaints from the tourists about the hotel. Concerning the reasons of the delay, Join Up claimed that it is not within their competence and people should appeal to the transporter.

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In September 2018, 150 Ukrainian tourists could not fly back to Kyiv from Hurghada, Egypt. BAY 2092 flight of Bravo Airways airline company delayed.

Besides,  earlier this year, Ukrainian tourists got stuck in the Italian city of Rimini, as they expect their flight home to Odesa. Join UP tourist company reported that, noting that the flight ANR5992 of YanAir company was supposed to take place on August 1, but was delayed for August 3 for technical reasons.

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