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Saudi Arabia denies granting airspace for flights between India-Israel

Published by Kashmir News Trust on March 7, 2018, 1:59 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has denied that it has granted overflight rights to Air India flights headed for Israel from India, a media report said on Wednesday.

The denial by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation comes after several news reports from Israel said Riyadh had agreed to let the Indian airline overfly Saudi airspace for its Delhi to Tel Aviv flight. 

Air India recently announced that it plans to start direct flights to Israel and has proposed to travel through closed Saudi airspace, a report in Al Arabiya English said. 

This was followed by appeals from El Al, the Israeli airline, to be granted similar rights, the report added.