First Etihad Airways flight arrives in Tel Aviv from Abu Dhabi

UAE’s Etihad Airways becomes the first gulf carrier to operate direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel.

It said the aircraft would carry travel and tourism industry leaders, cargo agents and the media on a journey to “experience Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, at the invitation of Etihad Airways and representatives of Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry”.

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Etihad Airways described the inaugural flight by a 787 Dreamliner as a “travel-trade mission”.

Israel and the UAE announced in August they had agreed to normalise ties, setting off a flurry of business, banking and intergovernmental agreements.