File Photo: Egypt Air Sinai (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egypt's Air Sinai on Sunday resumed direct flights from Cairo to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport after they were suspended for about 10 days, a source familiar with the matter told Ahram Online.
According to the source, the Egyptian carrier's flight no. 54 took off at 10am local time from Cairo International Airport.
Air Sinai had suspended its flights to Tel Aviv for security concerns, as had the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
However, EASA and FAA rescinded their ban on flights to Ben Gurion on 24 July after receiving security assurance from Israel's Civil Aviation Authority.
Air Sinai is a subsidiary of EgyptAir – Egypt's flagship carrier – but is not listed on the airline's website. The only way to buy a ticket is to visit their office in Cairo's Shubra district.
Meanwhile, Israeli aggression continues against Gaza, with the Palestinian death toll rising to 1,600, most of whom are civilians.
On the Israeli side, more than 66 people have been killed, 62 of them soldiers.