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Bahrain’s Gulf Air launches direct flights with Israel’s Tel Aviv on September 30

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Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf air, will launch direct flights to Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time from September 30, the airline said on Thursday.

There will be two flights per week for the new route.

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The airline said the move comes as part of the “political, commercial and civil aviation agreements signed last year between the two countries.”

Bahrain signed the US-brokered Abraham Accord, agreeing to normalize relations with Israel last year.

The Gulf country had named its ambassador to Israel in March and Israel named its first ambassador to Bahrain at the beginning of this month.

Bahrain is one of four Arab countries to have normalized relations with Israel alongside the UAE, Sudan and Morocco.

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