The United Arab Emirates’ state-owned flydubai airline announces it will begin to offer flights to Tel Aviv from the end of the month.
The airline says that tickets are on sale for flights from November 26, and that it will offer a twice-daily service between Tel Aviv and Dubai.
The airline says in a statement that passengers will be able to use the routes not only to visit the UAE but also for stopovers on the way to the Indian Ocean, Far East and Africa.
“Following the recent bilateral agreement, the start of scheduled flights will contribute to economic development and create further opportunities for investment in pursuit of our shared interests and values,” says the airline’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith. “With the start of services there will be the option for increased accessibility to the UAE as well as onwards to the Indian Ocean, Far East and Africa reducing total journey times by several hours.”
With a few exceptions, non-Israeli citizens are currently not permitted to enter Israel under coronavirus restrictions.
The United Arab Emirates is classified as a “green” country under the Health Ministry’s regulations, meaning that travelers returning to Israel are not required to quarantine.