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…

Qatar Wins Aviation Boycott Case in International Court

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest court in the United Nations, on Tuesday ruled in Qatar’s favor over an aviation boycott by imposed in recent years by other Arab nations. The court rejected an appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of a…