Delta 'indefinitely suspends' Cairo operations

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Delta Air Lines has "indefinitely suspended" flights from New York's John F Kennedy International airport to Cairo, Egypt amid widespread unrest across the country.

The Atlanta-based carrier confirms Delta Flight 84 operated with a Boeing 767-300ER to the Egyptian capital has been cancelled for 28 January.

In a communication via Twitter, Delta says its last flight to Egypt, Flight 85 which flies six days per week, will depart Cairo for New York on 29 January and service will be "indefinitely suspended as a result of civil unrest".

Additionally, Egyptair JFK station chief Amr Elmorsy, tells ATI that Egyptair has not suspended operations and both inbound and outbound flights for 28 January remain fully on schedule.

Cairo International airport has suspended departures until 07:00 local time 29 January, though scheduled arrivals remain unaffected.

Elmorsy says its daily Flight 986 from JFK with an 18:30 local departure to Cairo remains on time for 28 January, but he adds scheduled operations for 29 January remain unclear.

Egyptair's flight 986 and Delta's Flight 84 are the only two scheduled services from the USA to Egypt.