British Airways has announced that it will no longer fly to Tunis after 25th October.
The airline currently flies 5 times a week from Gatwick to Tunis and has cited low profitability as the reason for withdrawing from the market.
Ever since the Arab Spring first took hold in Tunisia, security fears have plagued the region and both tourism and business have suffered. Although the airline had hoped that the situation would improve with time, recent events in Tunisia would appear to indicate otherwise.
When I flew out to Tunis with British Airways in April of last year both the outbound and inbound flights were largely empty so this news comes as no surprise. With no low-cost carriers yet flying between the UK and Tunisia, the only direct scheduled option is now Tunisair who fly between Heathrow & Tunis.