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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2020, 12:29:22 AM »
Now if only we could get EY and EK to get 5th freedom flights between the US and TLV....
Never going to happen.
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2020, 12:30:44 AM »
Never going to happen.
Why not, if it's a profitable route?

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2020, 12:30:49 AM »
Never going to happen.

Obviously not. The Israelis would never allow it.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2020, 12:36:22 AM »
Obviously not. The Israelis would never allow it.
Can you elaborate?

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2020, 07:58:00 AM »
Never going to happen.
Of course not.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2020, 08:16:30 AM »
Thanks, that was an enjoyable read.  Main points for the TLDR crowd:

  • Flights to start in 3-5 months
  • Countries on deck for normalization are Bahrain, Oman, and Morocco.

So who's stocking up on Etihad miles??

Crazy stuff.... whoever thought ;D

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2020, 10:40:36 AM »
Galatz reports that Israir just filed for a permit to fly to UAE

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2020, 10:44:15 AM »
Galatz reports that Israir just filed for a permit to fly to UAE
Link?
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2020, 12:24:16 PM »
From Bloomberg
(Note the 3¹/⁴ hour mention.. as an Israeli he knows he won't get KSA overfly)


Israeli Airline Israir Seeks UAE Landing Permit
Sunday, August 16, 2020 07:01 PM
By Alisa Odenheimer

(Bloomberg) --Israir Airlines Ltd. has started the process of applying for a landing permit in the UAE, Chief Executive officer Uri Sirkis said on Sunday.
The two countries announced last week that they plan to normalize relations.

Dubai is a “very, very attractive” destination, since it is only 3 1/4 hours away, and it is likely to be very popular with Israelis, just as Turkey and Greece are, the CEO said in an interview with Kan, the Israeli public broadcaster.

While Israel has peace agreements with both Egypt and Jordan, Israeli airlines haven’t been permitted to fly to vacation spots such as Aqaba in Jordan or Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, he said, adding that he hopes that in the case of the UAE, the situation will be different. In addition, in order to get to the UAE, Israeli planes would have to fly over Saudi Arabia, which until now hasn’t granted Israeli airlines overflight permission for destinations such as India, he said.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2020, 02:19:55 PM »
And reports now that Al Habtoor in UAE is already working with ISRAELI airlines to create travel packages!
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2020, 05:23:32 AM »
Bibi: working on direct fly to UAE over Saudi Arabia

https://www.ynet.co.il/article/r1O8asvMP

Also picked up by Bloomberg

Israel Seeking Direct Flights to UAE Over Saudi Arabia, TV Says
Monday, August 17, 2020 12:28 PM
By Alisa Odenheimer

(Bloomberg) --Israel is working on arranging direct flights to the United Arab Emirates that pass over Saudi Arabia, Channel 13 reported, citing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu disclosed this at a briefing on preparations to roesume international flights at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport.
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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2020, 07:35:13 AM »
Full press release:

PM Netanyahu's Remarks Following the Tour of BGI Airport with Transportation Minister Miri Regev

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Netanyahu, today (Monday, 17 August 2020), following the tour of Ben-Gurion International Airport with Transportation Minister Miri Regev:

“I have just had a quick tour of the airport ahead of the opening of flights – security procedures and health procedures. Of course, this is an experimental pilot and is related to morbidity.

At the same time, I would like to inform you that we are now working on allowing direct flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai and Abu Dhabi, over Saudi Arabia. It is a very short flight, around three hours, like a flight to Rome but it will change Israeli air travel and the Israeli economy with a great wave of tourism in both directions, with investments of great magnitude.

The Emiratis are very interested in massive investments in Israel in technology, in importing inexpensive products. There is a free trade zone there, one of the largest and most efficient in the world. This will be very beneficial to the Israeli consumer. Simply put, it is an injection of energy in the Israeli economy that will benefit each citizen.

I estimate that we will reach an agreement that will genuinely allow direct flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai. This will open the entire Israeli tourism and air travel market, and also investments, on a magnitude the likes of which we have not seen.

There are also blessings in the time of corona. We will continue to work for the citizens of Israel and businesses in Israel.”

In response to journalists’ questions, Prime Minister Netanyahu said:

We are working with maximum energy and we have already begun to work on opening an air route over Saudi Arabia, which will simply shorten flights between Israel and the UAE, and will, in effect, open up the east and all of the connecting routes for Israeli air travel, it is a major revolution. This is a revolution for tourism to and from Israel, and it changes everything. To the best of my knowledge, Israir has already submitted an official request.”


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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2020, 10:12:05 AM »
This will absolutely not be something revolutionary for the economy. He can easily juice the economy by getting rid of import taxes, not to mention lowering other taxes.

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Re: Seeds getting planted for Emirates to fly to Israel?
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2020, 11:33:57 AM »
is this all a reason for me not to file DoT complaint for refund from Etihad  for  my cancelled airserbia ticket (etihad ticket stock)
dyall think i'll get etihad to give me free ticket to israel instead- eventually?