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Flydubai lands in Tel Aviv

Posted 26 November 2020 · Add Comment

The first scheduled commercial flight operated by Flydubai from Dubai International (DXB) landed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) on Thursday 26 November at 11:35 to a water salute.

The first scheduled commercial flight operated by Flydubai from DXB landed at Tel Aviv's TLV on Thursday 26 November to a water salute. Image:  Flydubai

The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer, Abdulla Al Shamsi.

 

On board the aircraft was a delegation led by Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer, flydubai.

 

They were met on arrival by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with a delegation that included the CEO of Ben Gurion International Airport Shmuel Zakay and representatives from the aviation industry.

 

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer at flydubai, said: “Today’s inaugural flight sees the air transport agreement realised.  The creation of these direct air links will support the development of commercial ventures across a number of sectors helping to drive success and prosperity.  We look forward to welcoming the first passengers from Israel as they come to explore the UAE.”

 

Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president, commercial operations and E-commerce, said: “Since we announced the launch of operations to Tel Aviv we have seen strong demand for services from both Israel and the UAE.  We received our first bookings from both tourists and business travellers shortly after the schedule was published. There is opportunity to further grow our double daily service.”

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