The General Authority of Civil Aviation in the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement for air transport services with the Civil Aviation Authority in the State of Israel, with the aim of strengthening bilateral air relations between the two countries.
The agreement was signed on the part of the UAE by His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri, Minister of Economy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and by the State of Israel, His Excellency Israel Katz, Minister of Transport, during their meeting at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv yesterday.
During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest in the civil aviation sector and means of cooperation between the two countries.
His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Authority for Civil Aviation said: “The agreement is an important step on the road to positive and constructive cooperation in the growing relations between the two countries following the signing of the Abrahamic Agreement for historic peace, which aims to establish peace rules, achieve progress and enhance opportunities for economic development and social area. “
His Excellency added: “The agreement will contribute to consolidating aspects of joint cooperation in the civil aviation sector, which is one of the most vital sectors in both countries, in addition to strengthening the country’s position on the global stage, as the UAE ranks first in the world in terms of the number of signed air transport service agreements.”
According to this agreement, the UAE airlines will be able to operate 28 passenger flights per week to Tel Aviv, and unlimited flights to Eilat, in addition to cargo flights. As for unscheduled flights, it was agreed that no restrictions will be placed on them between the two countries.
It is expected that the scheduled flights between the UAE and the State of Israel will begin within the next few weeks, as the new agreement will greatly serve the tourism and trade movement between the two countries.