Britain hopes to return all its tourists from Sharm El Sheikh over the next ten days, the British official told Reuters.

On Saturday, about two thousand Britons are scheduled to return for nine flights.

Thousands of British tourists remained in Sharm-el-Sheikh after a Russian passenger plane crashed near the resort a week ago and all 224 passengers and crew lost their lives.

Western officials believe the bomb in the boot of the aircraft is responsible for its fall and the so-called militant militants. Islamic states have assumed responsibility for the destruction of the aircraft.

The draw tourists has slowed after the Egyptian authorities limited the number of flights from the Egyptian resorts and British airlines refused to load luggage.