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Fly Dubai to operate 14 flights a week to Israel

Fly Dubai said on November 4 that it would begin flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv on the 26th of November 2020. "The carrier will operate 14 flights a week offering a double daily service between Dubai International (DXB) and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV) and flights are now available to be booked on," the company said.

This follows the agreement between Israel and the UAE which also outlined flights and air cargo between the countries. The announcement noted that "Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said, 'since the launch of flydubai 11 years ago, we have been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across our network.  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. 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.'"

Fly Dubai has a network of 90 destinations and 236 aircraft.

The announcement was covered by Reuters, Al-Arabiya and others.

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