Israel Starts Direct Flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

The first direct flight from Israel to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh landed on Sunday, said Israel’s flagship airline El Al.

The flight, operated by El Al’s subsidiary carrier Sun d’Or, took off from Ben Gurion International Airport with 189 passengers on board and landed 53 minutes later at airport in Sharm El-Sheikh, it said.

Sun d’Or would run three weekly round-trip flights on the new route, said El Al.

The Israeli entity agreed in mid-March to launch the route, after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed the matter with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh last September, according to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

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