Sharm El Sheikh receives the first direct flight from Tel Aviv
On Sunday, the first direct flight took off between Tel Aviv in Israel and the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Israeli national airline El Al confirmed, France 24 reported.
"Flight 5193 took off from Ben Gurion Airport shortly after 7 am GMT," the company said in a statement.
The inauguration of these flights comes after two visits by the Israeli Prime Minister to Egypt, during which he met the Egyptian President. Last October, a plane bearing the logo of the official carrier "EgyptAir" landed on a flight described as "historic".
Direct flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo, which signed a peace agreement in 1979, go back many years ago.
However, the flights were operated by the Sinai Air Company, which was established for this purpose exclusively, without placing the Egyptian flag on the external structure of its planes.