First Etihad flight lands at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport
Published on October 19, 2020 at 17.39
The first Etihad Airways flight to Israel returned to Abu Dhabi on Monday with an Israeli travel and tourism delegation on board, according to an Etihad statement.
Earlier, the first commercial passenger (Boeing 787 Dreamliner) flight to Israel by a carrier from the UAE landed at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv just after 7am, further cementing a normalisation deal between the two countries.
Etihad said it plans regular passenger flights between the countries in the future and was launching a dedicated Hebrew website.
Israel and the UAE will sign a deal on Tuesday to allow 28 weekly commercial flights between Israel's Ben Gurion airport, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Israel's Transportation Ministry said on Sunday.