On Wednesday, in a statement United Arab Emirates airline flydubai stated, it will soon start two direct fights between Dubai and Tel Aviv.
The development comes in the wake of the UAE establishing historically important formal ties with Israel, including the launch of flights between the two countries.
In a statement on its website, flydubai said, it will operate 14 weekly flight services between the UAE’s and Israel’s financial capital starting from November 26.
Tickets for these flights have now been put on sale.
In a statement a spokeswoman for Emirates said, “it will sell tickets on the flydubai service through a codeshare agreement between the carriers”.
Following the historical rapprochement in ties, UAE and Israeli citizens can now visit each other’s countries without having to apply for a visa.
The deal comes at a time when the coronavirus-induced COVID-19 pandemic has literally brought most passenger flights to a halt.
Recently, El AL and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have operated flights being the two countries carrying official delegations.