Sharm el Sheikh
Egyptian tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has been troubled by the travel chaosGetty

Budget airline easyJet has confirmed it has cancelled all fights to troubled Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt until 6 January. The travel chaos in the country has caused the airline to suspend its flights until the new year.

Following the plane crash in Sinai that killed 224 people on 31 October, British tourists have faced delayed flights and rising fares. UK foreign secretary Philip Hammond has warned that there was a high probability that Islamic State (Isis) was involved with the crash, which is believed to have been caused by a bomb on the plane.

"We are sorry for the inconvenience this will obviously cause, but we hope that being clear with all our customers at this point helps you to manage your plans with more certainty," easyJet said. "The situation is beyond our control and passenger safety will always be our number one priority."

EasyJet saw its share price fall by more than 3% after the announcement of the cancelled flights on 24 November.