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El Al Airlines to operate first Israel-Morocco flight on December 22

FILE PHOTO: The Israeli flag carrier El Al's airliner carrying Israeli and U.S. delegates lands at Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020. WAM/Handout via REUTERS.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli flag carrier El Al Airlines said on Sunday it would operate the first flight from Israel to Rabat, Morocco on Dec. 22 and that the plane would carry a joint U.S.-Israeli delegation.

The direct flight, LY555, is expected to take six hours and follows a U.S.-brokered deal earlier this month in which the countries agreed to normalize relations.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Steven Scheer

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