Direct flights from Tel Aviv to Sharm el-Sheikh are set to begin next month after two leaders from both regions met and agreed on March 16, 2022. The decision is an implementation of what the leaders discussed last year in September when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet for diplomatic talks in Sharm el-Sheikh.

In the meeting, the diplomats agreed on opening a new route between Ben-Gurion International Airport and Sharm el-Sheikh.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the agreement was reached on the basis of strengthening the relationship between Egypt and Israel and giving opportunities not only to Egypt but also to other countries in the region. “This agreement will further warm the relations between Israel and Egypt. The cooperation between our two countries is expanding in many fields, and this is contributing to both peoples and to regional stability. Israel is opening up to the countries of the region and the basis for this long-standing recognition is the peace between Israel and Egypt. Therefore, on both sides we need to invest in strengthening this connection – and that’s what we are doing. I thank the Israeli Security Agency for taking the lead on formulating the security outline that will enable this route to open,” said Bennet.

The meeting was finalized in recent days in Egypt by an Israeli delegation led by the Israeli Security Agency