Gulf Air to Launch Direct Flights With Israel on Sept. 30

CAIRO (Reuters) -
A Gulf Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. (Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo)

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s flag carrier will launch direct flights for the first time with Israel on Sept. 30, the carrier said on Thursday.

Israel named its first ambassador to Bahrain earlier this month, after normalizing relations with the Gulf Arab state a year ago, an Israeli government Arabic-language social media account said on Thursday.

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