The first commercial flight of the United Arab Emirates has reached the Israeli capital Tel Aviv. Waving the flags of Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways’ Boeing Green Liner 787 passenger plane flew from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday.
At the airport, Israeli officials gave the guests a warm welcome. This is the first commercial flight to Israel from any Gulf country, according to the report.
The Israeli Ministry of Transport has announced that there will be 28 weekly flights from Ben-Gurion Airport to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and a formal agreement between the two countries will be signed on Tuesday. Under the agreement, 10 cargo flights will be operated to cities in southern Israel. In addition, the UAE and Israel announced a peace agreement and diplomatic relations on September 15.