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EgyptAir's first Airbus A220. (Photo: Airbus)

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After 40-Year Hiatus

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes in each direction. EgyptAir will use an Airbus A220-300 for the route. Sunday’s flight was greeted with the traditional water canon salute in celebration of the historic event. The listing…

SWISS Shifts Focus To Leisure Travel, Sustainability

Swiss International Airlines is reshaping its once-sprawling global network to focus more on vacation destinations as leisure travelers become more important post-pandemic. The airline is set to fly to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as part of its ongoing transition towards a leisure focus, launching weekly services connecting Geneva…

Air Cairo Takes Delivery of its First A320neo

Air Cairo has taken delivery of the first of two A320-200neos, with the second aircraft expected in early August. These aircraft will expand the Egyptian low-cost carrier while complementing its current fleet of seven A320s. “Adding these aircraft to our all-A320 fleet will provide Air Cairo with much-needed capacity to…

Bahrain Reopens Airspace To Qatari Aircraft

Another piece of the complex geopolitical situation in the Middle East has just fallen into place: the Civil Aviation Affairs at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications of Bahrain has announced that as of Jan. 11, the airspace of the Kingdom of Bahrain will be open to Qatari-registered aircraft, the…

Etihad Airways and Air Arabia Inaugurate Joint Venture Partnership With…

With no end in sight for the global pandemic and the uncertainty regarding business within the aviation industry, it is the special milestones that help keep the industry stay afloat. For instance, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi inaugurated its operations with its first flight to Alexandria, Egypt, on July 14, ultimately…

Qatar Wins Aviation Boycott Case in International Court

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest court in the United Nations, on Tuesday ruled in Qatar’s favor over an aviation boycott by imposed in recent years by other Arab nations. The court rejected an appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of a…

EgyptAir Flies Newest Dreamliner Home Using Biofuel, Sets Distance Record

EgyptAir took delivery of its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner earlier this week, the fifth of six next-generation Boeing aircraft destined for its fleet. While EgyptAir has been taking deliveries since the beginning of 2019, this delivery flight had a twist in that it was fueled with sustainable aviation flew, making…

Airlines Cancel Flights to Egypt, But What Follows?

Two European airlines announced on Saturday a temporary halt to flights between their home countries and Egypt as a precautionary measure after warnings came of a "heightened risk of terrorism against aviation." Waterside, UK-based British Airways and Cologne, Germany-based Lufthansa Airlines announced flight cancellations for seven days and one day,…