Emirati airline Wizz Air Abu Dhabi first landed in Tel Aviv on Sunday
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has announced that it will operate direct flights between Bahrain and Israel from June, the Mako news site reported on Sunday.
Direct flights from Bahrain will land at Ben Gurion Airport. The first flight will take off from Bahrain to Tel Aviv on June 3 and land in the Israeli city at 11:50 a.m.
The news comes a few months after the peace agreement between Israel and Bahrain that was part of the Abrahamic Accords, as well as the meetings in recent months between Gulf Air and senior officials of the Israeli aviation industry, during which both sides expressed support for holding direct flights.
The flights will be operated by Airbus A320neo planes which will offer two classes: the business class, which will have 16 seats and whose ticket will be offered for 1,084 euros, and the economy class, which will have 120 seats and the ticket will cost 250 euros.
Israelis transiting through Bahrain can then reach other destinations such as the Philippines, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
On Sunday, a plane of the Emirati company Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, from Abu Dhabi, landed for the first time in Tel Aviv.
Tickets, which can already be purchased on the Wizz Air website, start at just 89 shekels (22 euros).