EgyptAir announced that it would operate daily direct flights between Cairo and the Libyan city of Benghazi starting on 18 April this year, after an 11-year suspension due to the deteriorating security situation following the "revolution" that ousted the late President Muammar Gaddafi.
The Libyan authorities allowed the resumption of flights to Libya from Cairo International Airport after flights were limited to Burj al-Arab Airport in Alexandria.
The decision coincided with the visit of the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Unity Abdelhamid Dbeibeh to Cairo, during which several agreements.
EgyptAir said in a statement that the flight to Benghazi is part of its keenness to boost its presence in Africa and in line with the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation's vision to bolster its presence in Africa.
A daily fight will be operated between Cairo and Benghazi via modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft, said the statement.
The company chairman, Amr Abu el-Enein, said the Egyptian flag carrier gives special importance to the strategic points, including Benghazi, to serve Egyptian expatriates and increase trade exchange between the two countries.
Abu el-Enien added that the airline would operate Boeing 737-800 flights between Cairo and Benghazi daily.
The company urged its clients to reserve their tickets by contacting its customer service center on 1717, accredited tour operators, or its website for reservations.