Israel planning UAE flights over Saudi: Netanyahu, Aug 17, 2020

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Israel planning UAE flights over Saudi: Netanyahu, Aug 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD- Jerusalem,Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel is working on opening a

corridor over Saudi Arabia for flights to the UAE, following last week's historic deal

to normalise ties.

"We are working with maximum energy, and we have already begun to

work on opening an air route over Saudi Arabia, which will simply shorten flights

between Israel and the UAE," he said during a visit to Ben Gurion airport near

Tel Aviv.

I estimate that we will reach an agreement that will genuinely allow direct

flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai," he said. "It is a major revolution."

In March 2018, Air India launched the first scheduled service to Israel allowed

to cross Saudi airspace.(AFP/APP)