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Air Sinai no longer operates services. For direct flights between Egypt and Israel please visit our EgyptAir page. However, you are able to travel between the two nations via a stopover in a third country if not travelling with EgyptAir.
Notice: Air Sinai no longer operates services. For flights between Israel and Egypt please visit our EgyptAir page.
Air Sinai was an Egyptian airline based in Cairo that operated scheduled passenger services from its airport hub at Cairo International Airport (CAI). Air Sinai primarily operated services between Egypt and Israel and had connected the two countries for over 35 years. Air Sinai flew a service between Cairo International Airport (CAI) and Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), Tel Aviv, four times a week using two unmarked Embraer ERJ-170 aircraft which it wet-leased from its parent company, EgyptAir.
Originally, Air Sinai operated as its own company, flying one scheduled service between Cairo and Tel Aviv — a route that EgyptAir was unable to operate due to political reasons. For years, Air Sinai had used either a Boeing 737-200, Fokker F27 Friendship, and later a Boeing 707-320C aircraft to carry passengers. In 2002, Air Sinai terminated operations as its own airline and began operating as a paper airline for EgyptAir. Air Sinai leased all of its aircraft from EgyptAir, and the aircraft didn't feature any markings identifying Air Sinai nor Egypt Air.
As of October 2021, Air Sinai ceased operating services between Israel and Egypt. Due to further normalization of relations between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, parent company EgyptAir launched services under its own brand, ending Air Sinai services.
Passengers flying with Air Sinai are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage per person. The baggage must be no heavier than 8kg and must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm.
Passengers flying with Air Sinai are entitled to one item of free checked baggage. The baggage must be no heavier than 20kg in weight and must not exceed the overall dimensions of 158 cm. If travelling in the airlines premium cabin then this increases to 2 pieces.
Air Sinai don't offer online check-in facilities, so you will be required to check-in upon arrival at the airport.
Passengers flying with Air Sinai should arrive at the airport at least one and a half before their flight — 3 hours if they have baggage or are checking in at the airport. Air Sinai check-in desks open 3 hours before the scheduled departure time and gates close 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Air Sinai leases their aircraft from EgyptAir, so the cabin layout is similar to the parent companies. Passengers can expect a comfortable leather upholstered seat width of 18.5" with charging facilities. All passengers are permitted 1 piece of cabin baggage and 1 checked bag. Air Sinai also serves a complimentary meal service onboard.
Air Sinai offers a premium economy product on board their A220 aircraft as well as prior to departure. Travellers can expect priority check-in and priority luggage handling as well as an increased baggage allowance of 2 cases instead of the standard 1. You are also allowed to make use of the airport lounge in both Cairo and Tel Aviv airports and will be the first to both board and disembark the aircraft. All passengers will receive an inflight catering experience, however, premium passengers will receive an improved version.
Air Sinai doesn't offer any inflight entertainment or Wifi. However, the airline does offer at-seat charging facilities.
The airline offers all passengers a complimentary meal service during the flight. Air Sinai is a dry airline, meaning that Alcoholic beverages are not served.
Air Sinai doesn't offer any frequent flyer program for you to join. The airline wouldn't allow you to earn or redeem miles from EgyptAir's 'EgyptAir Plus' program.
The airline is not a member of any airline alliance and is not an affiliate member of Star Alliance even though it is owned by EgyptAir.
As of February 2022, Air Sinai no longer operate any services. However, they previously operated services between Egypt and Israel.
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Cairo International Airport is also a hub for EgyptAir, EgyptAir Express, Nile Air, Alexandria Airlines and soon SkyBird Airlines. It also operates services for a number of different airlines, including Air Go Egypt, British Airways, Eritrean Airlines, Iraqi Airways and Royal Jordanian Airlines.
Initially, the airline operated a fleet of Embraer E175 aircraft, which were later replaced with 2 Airbus A220 aircraft leased from parent company EgyptAir. As of February 2022, Air Sinai possesses no aircraft and have since returned their A220's back to EgyptAir.