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EgyptAir to operate direct flights between Cairo, Tel Aviv

Four flights will be operated weekly between Cairo, Tel Aviv

Abdelraouf Arna'out   | 13.09.2021
EgyptAir to operate direct flights between Cairo, Tel Aviv FILE PHOTO

JERUSALEM

Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir will launch a direct flights route between Cairo and Tel Aviv as of October, according to local media on Monday.

The official Israeli Broadcasting Corporation network said flights will be launched between Cairo and Ben Gurion International Airport, for the first time in decades.

According to the broadcaster, there will be four flights a week in the first phase.

Since 1980s, flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv have been operated by Air Sinai, a subsidiary carrier of EgyptAir, in unmarked planes without Egyptian flag.

There was no comment from EgyptAir on the Israeli reports.

Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace agreement with Israel in 1979.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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