Bahrain joins Saudi Arabia, extending airspace access to Israel

New Bahrain Policy to Allow Flights Between Israel and UAE to Cross Its Airspace
by Reuters
September 4, 2020

Flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be able to fly over Bahrain after the kingdom on Thursday said all services to and from the UAE can cross its airspace. The decision, which the kingdom’s aviation authority said came at the request of the UAE, follows a historic agreement last month between Abu Dhabi and Israel to normalize ties. In August, Israel‘s intelligence minister said Bahrain and Oman could be the next Gulf countries to follow the United Arab Emirates in formalizing ties with Israel. READ MORE

AJC Saudi Arabia says flights to, from UAE can fly over kingdom Saudi Arabia says that flights to and from the United Arab Emirates “from all countries” will now be able to use its airspace, a vaguely worded announcement that apparently allows flyovers by Israel following a deal to normalize UAE-Israel relations

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