The secret airline you can actually fly on

For the last 40 years, a secret airline has operated a single route between two countries. Key.Aero details the unusual existence of Air Sinai and explores how you can fly on it… 

Based in Cairo, Egypt, Air Sinai was founded in 1982 to serve flights exclusively between Egypt and Israel, which for political reasons could not be operated by its parent company EgyptAir.

Air Sinai
Air Sinai originally launched with a single Boeing 737-200 aircraft. Wikimedia Commons/Guido Allieri

Under the control of the United States and President Jimmy Carter, in 1979 Egypt and Israel signed an agreement called the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. This deal meant that for the first time, an Arab nation was obligated to maintain civilian transport links to Israel.

Camp David
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (left) and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin (right) with US president Jimmy Carter at Camp David prior to the signing of the treaty. Public Domain


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