Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Begins Direct Passenger Flights to Israel
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja and Israel’s head of mission to the UAE Eitan Na’eh had been on the inaugural flight.
“As our nations get better from the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have a lot to stay up for in industrial, diplomatic, technological, well being, and tourism exchanges,” Khaja was quoted as saying by UAE state information company WAM.
WAM mentioned on Tuesday it had launched a information service in Hebrew, turning into the primary Arab information company to take action, with its reviews focusing partly on bilateral relations between the UAE and Israel.
Etihad mentioned it might initially provide two weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi, which has positioned Israel on its inexperienced record of nations, that means guests don’t must quarantine as a result of coronavirus.
Different UAE and Israeli airways have launched direct flights.
The Gulf Arab state has develop into a preferred locations for Israeli vacationers even because the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt journey globally.
The UAE and Israel are among the many nations with the world’s quickest COVID-19 vaccination programmes.
The UAE and fellow Gulf state Bahrain normalised ties with Israel final September as a part of a U.S.-brokered settlement.
(Writing by Alexander CornwellEditing by Mark Heinrich)