President Trump just announced that Israel and the UAE have agreed to a full normalization of their relations!
Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
This is amazing for better Middle East relations and tourism. Will an agreement with Saudi Arabia be next?
I asked back then if commercial flights will be next and it seems like those will be coming as well. The President wrote that in the coming weeks bilateral agreements will be signed for “investments, tourism, direct flights…”
Etihad had to fly to Israel via Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, and Cyprus rather than over Saudi Arabia, Syria, or Lebanon, but hopefully they will be able to overfly Saudi Arabia as part of these agreements.
Flying Etihad or Emirates shower class to Israel? Sign me up!
Until then, there’s always the Avi Liberman method of flying to Israel on Etihad:
When do you think we’ll see commercial flights between the UAE and Israel anytime soon?