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Gulf Air launches Tel Aviv flights

The airline now operates a twice-weekly service between Bahrain and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

The launch of Gulf Air’s Bahrain to TelAviv route follows commercial agreements signed with five different Israeli aviation-related companies in December 2020.

Commenting on the announcement,  Gulf Air acting CEO Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “We are making history by connecting the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel with scheduled commercial flights. We welcome our friends in Israel to fly on Gulf Air and visit Bahrain and fly beyond to our extended network.”

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Israel’s El Al is yet to announce flights of its own to Bahrain, while flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai have already been launched by El Al, Israir, Arkia and Fly Dubai, with announcements expected from Emirates and Etihad.

Since they were signed, the Abraham Accords have seen trade in goods between Israel and the UAE rise from US$50.8 million in the first seven months of 2020 to US$614 million in the same period this year.

For more information and bookings, visit www.gulfair.com

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