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Israel, UAE to sign agreement for 28 weekly flights, ministry says

An air-plane of Israel's El Al is pictured at the tarmac of Abu Dhabi airport in the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE, on August 31, 2020. (AFP)
An air-plane of Israel's El Al is pictured at the tarmac of Abu Dhabi airport in the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE, on August 31, 2020. (AFP)
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19 Oct 2020 12:10:19 GMT9
19 Oct 2020 12:10:19 GMT9
  • The flights will run between Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Theel-a deal will be signed at Ben Gurion airport and flights are expected to begin within weeks

JERUSALEM: Israel and the United Arab Emirates 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.

The agreement, which also allows unlimited charter flights to a smaller airport in southern Israel and 10 weekly cargo flights, comes after Israel and UAE agreed to normalize relations.

The aviation deal will be signed at Ben Gurion airport and flights are expected to begin within weeks, the ministry said.

Reuters

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