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Gulf Air launches direct flights with Tel Aviv on Sept 30


Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner arrives at Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq, Bahrain, April 27, 2018. REUTERS / Hamad Muhammad // Photo file

Cairo, September 9 (Reuters) – Gulf Air, Bahrain’s flagship company, will launch direct flights with Israeli Tel Aviv for the first time on September 30, the company said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

Israel named its first ambassador to Bahrain earlier this month, following normalization of relations with the Arab Gulf state a year ago, the Israeli government’s Arabic-language Twitter account said on Thursday. read more

Gulf Air said it would start with two flights a week to its newest destination, adding that the new route to Tel Aviv arrives as part of the political, commercial and civil aviation agreements signed with Israel.

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