At 22:20 at the international airport named Ben-Gurion landed the first passenger plane that made a flight to Israel over the territory of the Arab countries do not recognize the Jewish state.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India flight EN route AI139, flew on 22 March from Indira Gandhi in new Delhi. The flight duration was seven hours. Over the territory of Saudi Arabia, the plane was 2.5 hours. On Board among 260 passengers was the CEO of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Israel, Yuval Rotem.
Air blockade of Israel was declared Arab countries in may 1948, immediately after independence of the Jewish state. Attempt to force foreign airlines refuse to fly to Israel failed, but the ban on flying planes to Israel through the airspace of the Arab countries is still in effect.
The exceptions are Egypt and Jordan, signatory to the peace agreement with Israel in 1979 and 1994 respectively.