07 Mar Tel Aviv to Dubai flights restored after month-long security dispute is settled
Flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai have resumed normal service, after a month long security dispute has been settled.
The flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to restore Israeli flights from Tel Aviv to Dubai to the previous levels, after security arrangements were agreed between the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) and the Dubai authorities.
Without the latest settlement, all flights operated by Israeli airlines El Al, Israir and Arkia on the route would stop from March 8 according to a previous ISA order. The grounding of flights initially occurred in early February, when three airlines were required to reduce their flight frequency on the route from multiple flights per day to three flights per week because of the security dispute between ISA and the Dubai authorities.
In an interview, Israeli flagship carrier El Al said: “We welcome the resolution of the aviation crisis and will return immediately to operate on a regular basis of three to four daily flights to Dubai.”