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Air India creates history, becomes first airline to fly to Israel via Saudi airspace

Mar 23, 2018 16:50 IST
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In a world first, India’s national carrier, Air India, flew to Israel via the Saudi airspace on March 22, 2018. This is first time Saudi Arabia opened its airspace to a commercial flight to Israel. Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel and like much of the Arab world, the two countries do not have diplomatic relations. Observers see the Air India flight as marking a diplomatic shift for Riyadh that Israel says was fuelled by shared concern over Iranian influence in the region. Read the story here