Etihad Airways has unveiled plans to launch daily scheduled
year-round flights to Tel Aviv, the economic and technological centre of Israel.
The launch of flights follows the normalisation of
diplomatic ties between the two nations, and the signing of the
Abraham Accords between the UAE and Israel in Washington D.C. on
Only a month later, Etihad became the first GCC
carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Tel
Aviv on 19 October 2020.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer,
Etihad Aviation Group, said, “Following the signing of the new
bilateral agreement, Etihad is delighted to announce a direct link
between these important cities. The commencement of scheduled flights is an
historic moment and as an airline, cements Etihad’s commitment to
growing opportunities for trade and tourism not just between the
two countries but also within the region and beyond.”
The new service, effective from 28 March 2021,
only promote direct inbound tourism to Abu Dhabi, but will also
give travellers the opportunity to discover Israel’s historical
sites, beaches, restaurants and nightlife.
Departures will be timed to connect
via Abu Dhabi to key gateways across the Etihad network including
China, India, Thailand and Australia.
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