Flights to Marsa Matruh from the UK are available with Thomson Airways from Easter 2011 onwards.

For summer 2011 the direct flights will be offered from Gatwick and will take around four hours flight time. Thomson launched its Marsa Matruh, Egyptian Mediterranean Coast holiday programme with two five star all inclusive hotels, The Jaz Oriental Resort and The Jaz Almaza Beach Resort. Thomson’s sister company First Choice is not left out either they will be selling holidays to The Jaz Crytal Resort using the same Thomson Airways flights. Each of the Jaz resorts are  located next to each other at the stunning beach in Almaza Bay. Each of the Jaz hotels are similar in the sense they are each five star, new, All Inclusive hotels.

Flights to Marsa Matruh, airport code MUH, will operate on Tuesdays from Gatwick from May to October 2011. When booking a package holiday to Marsa Matruh with Thomson in-flight meals and a 23kg baggage allowance are included as are coach transfers to the hotel. Seats with extra legroom are available from £50 per person return. The transfer time from Marsa Matruh airport to the hotels is around 45 minutes.

In 2010 Thomson did operate flights from both Manchester and Gatwick and the tour operator has said that the Manchester flights will return if demand is good in 2011.