The first commercial flight of EgyptAir, the national airline of Egypt, between Cairo and Tel Aviv landed Sunday morning at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.
There are now due to be four nonstop commercial flights a week between Ben Gurion and Cairo airports.
Previously, the only flights between Israel and Cairo were operated by Air Sinai, a subsidiary of EgyptAir, which operated the flights in unmarked planes without the Egyptian flag.
Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited Egypt for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.
It was the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister since 2010, when President Hosni Mubarak hosted a summit with Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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