UAE starts direct flights to Israel after ‘peace deal’

07:30 PM | 4 Nov, 2020
UAE starts direct flights to Israel after ‘peace deal’

DUBAI – United Arab Emirates has announced to start direct flights to Israel nearly three months after both sides agreed to normalize bilateral ties in August 2020. 

According to international media, the direct commercial flights will start from November 26 and it will be handled by Fly Dubai. 

The airlines company said that it will operate 14 flights to Tel Aviv from Dubai in a week. A flight between Dubai and Tel Aviv will take around three hours. 

Fly Dubai is the first company that had announced direct commercial flights to Israel. 

On August 13, Israel and the UAE agreed to normalise bilateral relations, announced US President Donald Trump, who had brokered the deal. 

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