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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
All set for deeper cooperation between the national airline of the UAE Etihad Airways and the national airline of Israel EL AL Israel Airlines following the signing of a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Etihad Airways said in a statement on Thursday “the wide-ranging MoU covers scope to introduce joint codeshare services between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, as well as on the global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs.”
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The agreement was signed virtually by Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, and Gonen Usishkin, Chief Executive Officer of EL AL Israel Airlines.
The agreement also contains plans for greater commercial cooperation in the fields of cargo, engineering, loyalty, destination management and the optimal use of pilot and cabin crew training facilities.
Commenting on the agreement, Douglas said, "Following EL AL’s historic flight to Abu Dhabi, the first ever flight between Israel and the UAE, this MoU is the foundation of what we envision will be a strong ongoing relationship between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv. We look forward to examining ways in which the two flag carriers — Etihad and EL AL — can work more closely together to improve business operations and enhance the experience for our guests."
Etihad Airways flight EY 9607 from Abu Dhabi landed at Ben Gurion airport early in the morning with only crew on board, a spokeswoman for the Israel Airports Authority told the media.
The UAE national airline said in a statement on Monday that this service will effective from March next year, and will provide greater choice and convenience for point-to-point business and leisure travellers between the UAE and Israel.
A BCCI functionary in the know of developments said that the board is already in touch with the likes of Emirates and Etihad to check on their flying scheduling from August onwards.
The representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Israel welcomed the opportunity to explore how to promote and to advance the development of natural gas and petroleum within the two countries and to achieve their visions and shared goals.
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Drake added that Hale left a manifest and maps of the school detailing control points, entry and exit points, and was "prepared for a confrontation with law enforcement."
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