Dubai\u2019s Emirates airline is waiting for an aviation agreement before flights to Israel can begin following the historic peace deal announced last week between the UAE and Israel, the airline\u2019s COO said.\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s an agreement between the two governments and definitely there will be many other sectors within business that will be benefiting from such an agreement, obviously aviation will be one of the main sectors. But before we plan any flights to between here Israel or Tel Aviv an agreement needs to be put in place between the two cities,\u201d Adel al-Redha, chief operating officer of Emirates told CNBC Thursday.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIsrael and the UAE reached a historic peace deal last week that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that US President Donald Trump helped broker. Some business and communication agreements have already passed, including\u00a0collaboration on a coronavirus vaccine\u00a0and\u00a0restoration of phone lines\u00a0between the two nations.\r\n\r\nDirect flights have yet to be announced, but are part of the overall deal. Israel\u2019s foreign ministry has also told Al Arabiya English that the country\u00a0will likely not stamp passports of tourists traveling to Israel from the UAE\u00a0\u2013 an important move as Israel stamping a UAE passport would be significant as certain Arab countries, such as Lebanon, place entry restrictions on people with Israeli stamps in their passports.\r\n\u201cI think demand will come from both sides of the region, and there will be quite a lot of opportunity for trading and business between the two cities and two countries,\u201d al-Redha added.\r\nWhen reached for comment, an Emirates spokesperson told Al Arabiya English that the opening of any new route requires air traffic rights and government approvals.\r\n\u201cOnce those are in place, Emirates will review market demand and a range of operational factors before making any decision to start flight services. With regards to new destinations, we have nothing further to announce at this time,\u201d the spokesperson said.