Following the US-Brocade Agreement to normalize relations, direct passenger flights are now being introduced between Israel and the UAE. The first flight from Israel to Abu Dhabi will leave on Monday (31 August). Airport officials listed the flight on Friday. This information has been known from a report in Arab News.
The United Arab Emirates, the third Arab state after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, announced the signing of an American-Brocade Agreement to normalize relations with Israel on 13 August. On 16 August, telephone communication between the two countries was activated. And this time both countries want to become closer by starting regular flights.
Officials at the Israeli airport said on Friday that the first flight would arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday after returning to Abu Dhabi on Monday. However, it was not immediately clear who would be the passengers on the first flight.
Earlier, US officials said the first flight would include a US delegation led by Jared Kushner, an advisor and son-in-law of President Donald Trump. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his national security adviser, Mayor Ben-Sabbat, would lead the Israeli delegation. In addition, some Israeli ministers may be on the passenger list for the first flight.