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Israel, Egypt launch new flight route ahead of Passover

Following up on the September meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Jerusalem and Cairo announced the opening of a flight route between Tel Aviv and Sharm el-Sheikh.
Sisi & Bennett

Israel and Egypt agreed today to open a new flight route between Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport and the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted this afternoon, "We are inaugurating a new line from Ben Gurion Airport to the city of Sharm el-Sheikh (in the Sinai Peninsula), which will start operating next month. Cooperation between Israel and Egypt is expanding. Israel is opening up to the countries in the region, and this is another important step in warming up the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt."

Bennett also said that "both sides need to invest in strengthening this relationship, and that's exactly what we're doing. I thank the security forces that oversaw the arrangements that will allow this flight route to open."

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