First official EgyptAir flight in Israel
On Sunday Egypt’s national carrier made its first official direct flight to Israel since the two countries signed a historic 1979 peace treaty as an EgyptAir jet landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.
The airline’s affiliate, AirSinai, has for decades operated flights to Israel without the company logo, out of fear of public backlash.
The national carrier will now run three weekly flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv with the EgyptAir markings.
The Israeli Embassy in Cairo tweeted that direct flights are “an important and welcome sign of strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries, especially economic relations.”