Arab Blogger, Nas, recently visited Israel and flew here from Egypt on a phantom Egyptian airline called Air Sinai.

He was surprised because the actual airplane had no name on it, as well as no logo, symbols or branding to indicate that it was an Egyptian airline or that it even exists. They don’t even have a website. They may have a physical office in Tel Aviv.


In Egypt’s Cairo airport, its flights are listed on the schedule board, but not under the name Air Sinai, but only using its IATA code “4D”.

The airline was established in 1982 to fly scheduled services between Egypt and Israel. It now exists as a “paper airline” for EgyptAir for flight between Tel Aviv and Cairo.

And apparently, they’re afraid of what the Egyptians might think if it were widely known there is an Egyptian airline that flies Egyptian tourist to Israel.