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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the management of Dubai’s budget airline flydubai said that it will start direct flights to Tel Aviv this month.
The first regular commercial service between UAE and Israel will start from November 26, after the two countries agreed to normalise ties.
According to the statement, “The carrier will operate 14 flights a week, offering a double daily service between Dubai International Airport and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport.”
flydubai will become the second major UAE airline to fly to Israel.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad airline has already started its services and flydubai will become the second major UAE airline to fly to Israel.CEO of flydubai, Ghaith Al Gaith, said, “The start of scheduled flights will contribute to economic development and create further opportunities for investment in pursuit of our shared interests and values.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on hand for the arrival of the inaugural flight after its nearly four-hour trip, called it "a moment of history." "As-salaam alaikum (Peace be upon you)," he said to arriving passengers. "Come again and again and again."
the decision stems from the UAE's keenness to enable those holding valid residence visas to get reunited with their families after having been affected by the precautionary measures taken under the current exceptional circumstances to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UAE Minister of Health Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais has stressed that no case of Coronavirus infection was found in the UAE and that all necessary precautions have been taken to protect the country from the disease.
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