National Airlines' B747-400F freighter lands in Dubai from Israel
The National Airlines B747-400 freighter is the latest to land from Israel to UAE after both countries have opened doors for business, an extension to the Abraham Accord, according to the airlines’ latest LinkedIn post.
As the peace between UAE and Israel evolves, National Airlines builds on the Abraham Accord by creating a direct link between the two countries and flying their 747 freighter from Tel Aviv to Dubai directly. In the post, National Airlines wrote, “This makes the ties between the two nations even more stronger and National Airlines is a major player in building the peace and economic safety between nations.”
"The freighter was part of operations from the US to Tel Aviv, Israel. During its second leg, the B747 landed in Dubai before continuing to Hong Kong and back to the US. Earlier, the American carrier had chosen Dubai Airport for a series of technical stops on flights operating via the GCC region," the post continued.
Currently National Airlines have five B747 400F freighters for its global cargo operations. Three of the five B747-400F were acquired in 2018 but with the declining demand for airfreight, all of them were parked in Arizona. They were pulled out of storage in October 2020 with the increasing demand for air freight capacity. While the first one joined the fleet in the first week of the same month, the second joined later that month followed by the third freighter which joined in November 2020.