A New Route from Egypt to Israel

Stand for Israel  |  October 4, 2021

Egyptair plane
(Photo: wikicommons/Mark Harkin)

It has been more than forty years since the Camp David Accords and the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt these historic accords led to. And in those four decades, despite the peace deal, there has been no direct flight between the two countries by the national Egyptian airlines – until now. The Jerusalem Post’s Zev Stub reports on the new Egyptair route between Egypt and Israel:

An Egyptair aircraft landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday in the airline’s first-ever commercial flight to Israel.

The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. Sunday’s flight was greeted with the traditional water sprays shot in the air in celebration of the historic event…

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh three weeks ago in the first visit of an Israeli prime minister to Egypt in a decade. Sisi felt comfortable at the time announcing the meeting publicly, whereas in the past, only Israel would publicize such high-level diplomatic events.

The flight followed another “historic first” flight last week, a direct commercial flight to Israel from Bahrain, kicking off Gulf Air’s new biweekly route between Ben-Gurion and Manama, Bahrain’s capital city…

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