On September 13, 2021, it was announced that national airline EgyptAir is to launch flights from Cairo to Tel Aviv. The flights will begin in early October, just after the Sukkot holiday. Four direct commercial flights between Cairo and Ben Gurion airport will fly each week.
This move also marks a change in the relationship between the two countries. Since the 1980s, the only flights between Israel and Egypt have been discreetly operated by Air Sinai, a subsidiary of EgyptAir. These flights used unmarked planes without the Egyptian flag for the service, due to the uneasy nature of the relationship between the two countries.
The new EgyptAir flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv are to be operated by fully marked aircraft, reflecting an improvement in relations between the two historically hostile states. The flights previously operated by Air Sinai will also now be operated by marked EgyptAir Aircraft.
Egyptair’s new flights from Cairo to Tel Aviv will run 4 times a week on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
See more in our list of flights to Tel Aviv.