Mixed emotions in the Abdallah family: Amal, Manuella, Galeb and Rachelle. Photo: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix
Egypt

Anger and relief at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

There is anger and relief at Stockholm Arlanda airport, as the first travel agencies announce the cancellation of flights to Egypt, the news agency TT.

Twenty-five year old Rachelle Abdallah was supposed to fly to Sharm el Sheikh with her five year old son, her sister and mother. She says she is relieved. "it would not have felt good to go today. It may be calm now, but we do not know what it would have looked like tomorrow," she says.

Her 16-year-old sister, Manuela Abdallah, is annoyed about the cancelled flight. "I was angry. I want to be lying on a beach and sunbathe and swim. I have even taken time off school," she tells TT.

The news paper Aftonbladet speaks to one woman, in line at the check in, who says: "you are worried you might end up at the centre of everything. And at the same time, the Egyptians must have their democracy."

The news paper Aftonbladet speaks to one woman, in line at the check in, who says: "you are worried you might end up at the centre of everything. And at the same time, the Egyptians must have their democracy."

22-year-old Ari Muj from Stockholm was supposed to go to Egypt with his three friends. He tells TT that he is relieved. "I did not really want to go. It was group pressure that made me come here and check in," he says.

TT:s reporter also bumps into Ann Agnarsson and Birgit Hedström from Linköping. They are busy on the phones trying to find a trip to somewhere else. "we will find something. If nothing else, we'll have to go to (the Finnish island of) Åland. We are definitely not going home now," says Ann Agnarsson.

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