The direct flight will run between Tel Aviv and Sharm El-Sheikh
According to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office, a new agreement to expand direct flights between Israel and Egypt has been signed by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) and the Egyptian government.
Under the agreement, a new route will launch next month between Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Commenting on the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: “This agreement will further warm the relations between Israel and Egypt. The cooperation between our two countries is expanding in many fields, and this is contributing to both peoples and to regional stability.
“Israel is opening up to the countries of the region and the basis for this long-standing recognition is the peace between Israel and Egypt. Therefore, on both sides we need to invest in strengthening this connection – and that’s what we are doing.”
Once it receives necessary approvals, Israeli carrier Israir plans to operate 15 weekly flights on the Tel Aviv-Sharm El-Sheikh route. The specific launch date and days of operation are yet to be announced.
Egyptair currently operates daily direct flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo.