If Saudi Arabia grants El Al airspace this would be huge

Israel’s El Al seeks international help to access Saudi airspace
by Tova Cohen and Ari Rabinovitch
March 1, 2018

Israel’s flag carrier El Al has asked an airline industry lobby group to help it access Saudi Arabian airspace, so it can compete with Air India’s planned route between India and Israel.  The request came in a letter on Wednesday from El Al’s chief executive to the International Air Transport Association, in which he said he has also approached Israel’s prime minister. Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel though there has been a thawing of the relationship between the U.S. allies, with a shared concern over Iranian influence in the region. READ MORE

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