Israeli officials said on Sunday that Egyptian airline Egypt Air landed a plane in Israel for the first time officially and with its logo on the plane.
Since the normalization of relations between the Jewish state and Egypt in 1979, flights connecting the two countries have been operated by Air Sinai, a subsidiary of Egypt Air created in 1982, to establish air links, But prudent, is between Cairo and Tel Aviv.
“An Egypt Air plane has landed in Israel, a historic first,” Israeli Civil Aviation Authority (IAA) spokesman Ofer Leffler told AFP. “This company will now have four weekly flights” to Israel.
Images released by the IAA on Sunday show a plane with the distinctive Egypt Air logo on the tarmac at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport.
Egypt was the first Arab country to sign peace with Israel. Also adjacent to the Hebrew state, Jordan also normalized its relations with Israel in 1994, and air links operate between the two countries.
And since the summer of 2020, four Arab countries (the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan) have increased their ties with the Hebrew state, particularly Tel Aviv and the birth of commercial air links between Dubai, Marrakech and Manama. made normal.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited Egypt in mid-September, the country’s first visit by an Israeli head of government in 10 years, during which he discussed “relations with these two neighboring countries” with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. means of deepening”. .
Every year, thousands of Israeli tourists visit Egypt, and especially the Sinai Desert, which borders southern Israel.
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