British Airways criticised for operating Tunisian flights

British Airways criticised for operating Tunisian flights

British Airways has been criticised for continuing to fly British passengers to Tunisia, despite growing security concerns over the weekend. The airline flew hundreds of Britons into the country on Friday, soon after the Foreign Office updated its advice to warn against “all but essential travel”. According to Foreign Office figures, more than 1,000 British travellers are still in Tunisia, while UK tour operators repatriated about 3,000 customers over the weekend after violence escalated over the weekend.A BA spokesman said: “There are seats available on Wednesday’s flight back to Gatwick. People can rebook online. “We are monitoring the situation in Tunisia carefully,” a spokesman told The Press Association. “We continue to operate flights to and from Tunis to help as many of our customers as possible. We would not operate a service unless we were confident that it was safe to do so. Customers who are booked to travel to or from Tunis in the next 72 hours can claim a full refund, rebook to a different date or to an alternative destination.” UK holidaymakers have now claimed that BA did not warn them about the severity of the situation in the capital Tunis, where up to 100 people are feared to have died during an uprising against the government.

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