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https://www.yahoo.com/news/jerusalems-al-aqsa-mosque-reopen-113239781.html

“Etihad Airways operated a dedicated humanitarian cargo flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv on 19 May to provide medical supplies to the Palestinians,” the airline told The Associated Press. “The flight had no passengers on board.”


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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 01:22:38 PM »
How come I can't find the flight on FlightAware or FR24?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 01:26:33 PM »
How come I can't find the flight on FlightAware or FR24?
dont know  - not sure how to search there without flight numbers etc...
maybe contact the reporters?
Ben Zion reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press writer Joseph Krauss in Jerusalem contributed to this report.


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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 01:53:12 PM »
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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 01:57:31 PM »
they might not put it out with tlv as an official destination because it flies over syria?

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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 02:05:08 PM »
Rare UAE to Israel Flight Will Carry Virus Aid for Palestinians

(Bloomberg) --A rare flight from the United Arab Emirates is expected arrive in Israel on Tuesday evening, and according to Israeli reports, it will be carrying medical equipment to help Palestinians fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi is scheduled to arrive a little before 10 p.m. at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Airports Authority spokesman Ofer Lefler said. He added that it will be carrying cargo, rather than passengers, but did not provide any further details.

The flight will carry more than 10 tons of medical equipment donated by Abu Dhabi, Army Radio Middle East editor Jacky Hugi said on Twitter, without saying where he got the information. The cargo will be handed over to the United Nations, which will distribute it in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

A total of 388 coronavirus cases have been reported in the West Bank and Gaza. Two people have died in the West Bank.

This is the first time Etihad airlines will openly land in Israel, he said. A report on the website of the Israel Hayom newspaper said the shipment will arrive on an Airbus 330 plane.

While Israel and the UAE don’t have diplomatic relations, ties between them have warmed in recent years, largely over a shared distrust of Iran. Still, there are no publicly known flights between the

Posted it earlier today on the ex-tlv group. Didn't think it was worth opening a new chat  8)

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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 02:08:06 PM »
why did they fly over iraq and syria, why not just straight saudi arabia-jordan-tlv?

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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 02:11:55 PM »
why did they fly over iraq and syria, why not just straight saudi arabia-jordan-tlv?
You can't fly over Saudi to Israel without pre-approval

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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 02:14:01 PM »
You can't fly over Saudi to Israel without pre-approval
air india does.
i would think getting that permission is less complicated than flying over iraq and syria en-route to tlv
i doubt syria gave them permission

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Re: Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 02:16:53 PM »
air india does.
i would think getting that permission is less complicated than flying over iraq and syria en-route to tlv
i doubt syria gave them permission
Air India received approval. It was an unprecedented big deal

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