EgyptAir suspends flights out of Cairo

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 28, 2011 22:18

 
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CAIRO — Egypt's  national carrier on Friday temporarily suspended its flights from the capital, while international airlines scrambled to readjust their schedules to accommodate a government-imposed curfew as mounting street protests presented President Hosni Mubarak's government with its most serious challenge ever.

Separately, the United States warned its citizens against any nonessential travel to Egypt and cautioned Americans already in the country to stay put. The warning came hours after Friday's anti-government protests spiraled out of control, forcing the deployment of the military which Egyptian state television said would work alongside the police to enforce the 6 pm to 7 am curfew and restore order.

EgyptAir said it was suspending its departures from Cairo for 12 hours, beginning at 9 pm, a move linked to the curfew which is in effect from 6 pm to 7 am.

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