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First historic flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi

Delegation on board will sign peace between the two countries

An important commercial air link which for the moment cannot be purchased by the general public. During today's morning, on Monday August 31, 2020, there was the first historic Tel Aviv-Abu Dhabi flight. This is the route assigned to the El Al air company and that had as passengers the members of an Israeli-US delegation that will have to conduct the final negotiations for the signing of the peace between the two countries (scheduled for the first half of September). Flight 971 will be followed by 972, two numbers that were not chosen at random: they are in fact the telephone area codes of two countries.

Excitement was evident, but also selfies and more than a smile for such an important moment. This trip was scheduled to last 3 hours and 13 minutes, after having obtained the essential authorization to fly over the airspace from Saudi Arabia. American delegation is made up of several politicians and envoys, including Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump. Israeli delegation, on the other hand, is led by Meir Ben Shabbat, national security advisor on behalf of Tel Aviv and is made up mainly of technicians and diplomats.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency