More European airlines are returning to Tunisia following the deadly Sousse Attack of 2015.
Now, many of Europe’s largest airlines are running commercial flights to Tunisia once again as governments being to relax their travelling advice on visiting the country.
In June of 2015 thirty-eight people, 30 of whom were British, were killed when a gunman attacked a hotel in a mass shooting making it the deadliest non-state attack in the history of modern Tunisia.
What followed was Thomson, one of Britain’s most popular tour operators, announcing that flights to Tunisia will be cancelled. Following suit, the likes of EasyJet and Thomas Cook cancelled all travel to the country, a move that was matched by all Europe’s major airlines.
Now though, Thomas Cook has resumed flights to Tunisia and in excess of 220 holidaymakers flew to Enfidha airport from Birmingham on Tuesday. The same flight headed to the city from Manchester in the same day as an all-inclusive seven-night trip.
Planning for a busy summer of flights to Tunisia, Thomas Cook will be consistently running flights to the country from most major airports across the country as well as from German, French and Belgian cities.
“People who were boarding our first flight said they were excited to go back,” Peter Fankhauser, the Thomas Cook chief executive, told BBC Radio 4. “They don’t feel they are in a military zone and feel they can enjoy their holidays,” he added.
As Thomas Cook lead the way, other major airlines begin scheduling flights back to Tunisia. Starting from June, Spanish airline Air Europa will resume flights between the capital cities of Madrid and Tunis and run up to four times a week.