Israel’s national airline, Air France, has raised charges for international travel to Europe and the Middle East, citing a “lack of public support” for Israel’s policies.
In a statement, the French carrier said it will be cancelling international tickets between Israel and Egypt.
The decision comes after the country’s government announced last month it would be imposing new sanctions against the country over its settlement policies, the first such move since Israel declared war on Egypt in the 1970s.
Last month, Air French said it would stop allowing travelers to book flights to Israel for up to three months.
It also banned international travelers from using its services in Cairo.
In response to Air France’s announcement, the European Union suspended the sale of its airline tickets to Israel in January.
Israel’s government said last month that the new sanctions would affect only flights to and from the two Arab countries.
Air France, which operates flights to destinations in Europe and Israel, said it is “deeply concerned” that the country is using the same discriminatory policies to try to stop its air traffic.
The airline has also warned passengers that it will suspend the use of its international flight booking system if it does not agree to the new measures.