Bahrain said Thursday that it would begin allowing all flights to and from the United Arab Emirates to cross its airspace.
“Bahrain will allow all flights coming to and departing from the [UAE] to all countries to cross its airspace, an official source at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has announced,” the Bahrain News Agency said.
The source told BNA that a request from the UAE was put forward, and Bahrain accepted.
The announcement comes after Saudi Arabia allowed the first direct Israeli commercial passenger flight to use its airspace to reach the UAE.
Watch: A packed airliner taking US and Israeli delegates to the United Arab Emirates, the El Al Boeing 737 makes aviation history by cutting straight over Saudi Arabia's territory en route to the UAE capital.https://t.co/fCqnJrlxzb pic.twitter.com/IXDMTc9WJf— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 31, 2020