United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways has officially launched air travel between Abu Dhabi and Israel’s main city Tel Aviv.
According to aviation sources, Etihad Airways used a 6-year-old Boeing 9-787 Dreamliner with A6BLA registration for the flight, which took off at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday. Departed Abu Dhabi International Airport in 13 minutes for Tel Aviv, Israel.
The flight landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport at 12:19 pm local time using Saudi Arabian airspace, and the Israeli administration received the flight and passengers at the airport.
According to the departure board of Tel Aviv Airport, the plane will depart for Abu Dhabi at 3:15 pm on Wednesday, April 7, as scheduled flight number EY599.
It should be noted that the airline sent the first unscheduled passenger flight from the Gulf to Israel on October 19, 2020, as a goodwill gesture to establish relations with Israel.