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El Al's 6th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in the airline's first retro livery. El Al has flown its first service directly over Saudi Arabia to the UAE in decades. (Photo: Timothy Stake, Boeing)

El Al Operates Historic Flight Over Saudi Arabia Following Peace Agreement

El Al Israel Airline Flight 971 departed Tel Aviv bound for Abu Dhabi on Aug. 31, flying over Saudi Arabia for the first time since 1972. The flight was allowed to cross Saudi Arabian airspace that had previously been blocked to all Israeli air traffic. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Boeing 737-900 carried a delegation of Israeli and U.S. officials, including the U.S. president’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner as well as Israeli National Security Advisor…