Egypt Air has added Washington D.C. to its list of expanding routes. The government of El-Sisi has been eager to forge closer ties to the United states since the Spring Revolution. The new route is expected to serve Egyptian Americans in the D.C. Metropolitan Area and Government Delegates from Egypt and the United States.
What does it take to establish an airline route between two seemingly hostile nations ? Egypt and Israel were brought together by a peace treaty which required them to provide commercial flights between the two countries. While one happily obliged, the other was unsettled and decided to keep it a state secret. Read on to find out how you can book such a flight and the historical perspective behind it.