The Israeli airline El Al announced on Sunday that its inaugural commercial flight from Tel Aviv landed in Egypt’s Red Sea tourist city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
El Al said in a statement that its subsidiary Sundor Airlines performed a celebratory ceremony prior to the flight’s departure for Sharm el-Sheikh.
According to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN), two additional Israeli airlines Arkia and Israir will begin service to Sharm el-Sheikh late Sunday, joining Egyptian Air on the route.
Israel announced in March that it had reached an agreement with Egypt to establish a direct flight link between Tel Aviv and Sharm el-Sheikh.
Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty in Washington in 1979, putting an end to their armed conflict.