Dubai International Airport received yesterday afternoon the inaugural Israel Air flight from Tel Aviv, making it the first commercial flight to land on the airport grounds for the first Israeli airline to operate commercial flights to Dubai, following the start of Relations between the UAE and Israel, with the signing of the peace agreement between the two sides in mid-September, and the subsequent start of economic, commercial and tourism relations between the two parties.
Flight No. 6H 663 of the “Israir” airline, which left Tel Aviv at ten in the morning local time there, arrived at Dubai International Airport at five o’clock in the afternoon of Tuesday afternoon UAE time, carrying 166 passengers on board .
The “Eserair” company revealed its intention to operate up to 14 flights a week between the two destinations using the giant Airbus A320 aircraft. The start of the new service coincides with the start of the holiday season, during which Dubai International Airport usually witnesses a significant increase in the number of passengers passing through the airport, whether coming to Dubai for their year-end holidays or transiting on their way to other destinations around the world.
Israir flights will enhance the Dubai International Airport network by connecting two major commercial and tourist destinations in the region, providing more choice and convenience for travelers and expanding trade and logistics opportunities between the UAE and Israel.
It is noteworthy that Dubai International Airport is of great importance as a focal point for global travel and aviation traffic from its central location in the heart of the world, and its great ability to receive a large number of flights at the same time, as the airport maintained its ranking among the largest airports in the world in terms of the number of international travelers for the year It is the sixth in a row, as its annual traffic reached 86.4 million passengers for the year 2019, moving from its closest competitor, London Heathrow, by more than 6 million.