The press service of the Main Directorate of civil aviation of Saudi Arabia denies that the Agency has given permission to Indian airlines Air India to fly to Israel using their airspace. This was reported by Reuters.
Previously, the airline Air India and the Israeli control of the airports reported that they were asked to Riyadh on air corridor for three weekly flights between new Delhi and tel Aviv. While the Israeli media has alleged that there was a positive response, and the first flight will fly over the territory of the Kingdom March 18.
For 70 years, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries banned flights to Israel and from Israel to follow over their territory. Aircraft of the Israeli airline «El al» has to fly around the Arabian Peninsula, which makes this route uneconomical. In the case of flight over Saudi Arabia travel time will be reduced by two hours, and the road from tel Aviv to new Delhi will take 6 hours.
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