Saudi Arabia Approves UAE Request to Use Airspace for All Routes

(Bloomberg) Dana Khraiche - Saudi Arabia approved a request from the United Arab Emirates to use the kingdom's airspace for all flights, including those to and from Israel. Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it started selling tickets to Israeli passengers in the lead-up to normal commercial flights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday any airline, including Israeli ones, could now fly directly to the UAE through Saudi airspace, and that it would shave off hours on routes to Asian destinations.

2020-09-03 00:00:00

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