EgyptAir will launch four weekly direct flights from Cairo to Tel Aviv this October for the first time since 1979.
Since 1980s, flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv have been operated by Air Sinai, a subsidiary carrier of EgyptAir, in unmarked planes without the Egyptian flag.
According to local media, flights have been scheduled to take off from Cairo International Airport and arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport on 3, 4, 5, and 7 October.
Although EgyptAir’s schedule confirms earlier Israeli news reports about the flights between the Egyptian and the Israeli capitals, no official confirmation has been announced by the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry.
The Jerusalem-based online newspaper The Times Of Israel reported on Sunday that “once flights are re-launched by EgyptAir, they will be operated by the airline’s fully marked aircraft.”
The listing of direct flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv comes after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s meeting on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The two leaders discussed the latest developments concerning the peace process in the Middle East, according to sources.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo