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TEL AVIVGulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Israel's flag carrier EL AL Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)on Dec. 3, during an official visit from the Kingdom of Bahrain to the State of Israel. 


The MOU covers direct flights from Bahrein to Tel Aviv from January 7, 2021, with two weekly flights. The agreement is subject to government approvals.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of our Bahrain – Tel Aviv route as part of the historic initiation of Bahraini – Israeli relations. As the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain; we take great pride in supporting our leadership and Kingdom in their role of preserving peace and prosperity in the region. We hope this is merely the beginning of developing further aviation opportunities and look forward to working with our friends and colleagues at EL AL and support each other to achieve bigger goals. We trust this new route will promote traffic providing commercial and social gains for both countries, while paving the path for numerous connections to the rest of our networks via the two destinations,”
said Gulf Air’s Board of Directors Zayed R. Alzayani.
"The opportunity to explore potential cooperation with Gulf Air is a direct result of the changes taking place in the region. We at EL AL look forward to seeing how we can offer our passengers new and exciting options - it goes well beyond just the flights but with expanding in the areas of cargo, maintenance, and travel technology with EL AL's Cockpit innovation hub. I welcome H.E. Mr. Alzayani to Israel and look forward to visiting Bahrain in the future,"
EL AL Airlines’ Board of Directors David Brodet.

The comprehensive MOU sets the foundation to discuss potential joint codeshare operations between Manama and Tel Aviv, as well as on the global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs, and contains plans for greater commercial cooperation in the fields of loyalty, cargo, engineering, travel technology and any area that can benefit both airlines and their customers.

Last month the airline operated the first-ever and historic flight between Bahrain and Israel that carried the Kingdom’s delegation headed by Bahrain’s Foreign Minister H.E. Abdul Latif Al Zayani which inaugurated the new flight code GF972 an
d the return flight of GF973, representing the international dialing codes of both countries.#
Via (Gulf Air)

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