Netanyahu announces Israeli planes authorized to fly over Oman
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday that Oman has authorized Israeli planes to fly over its sovereign airspace.
"The Far East is not so far away and the skies are no longer the limit. This is a day of great news for Israeli aviation. Israel has, in effect, become the main transit point between Asia and Europe," Netanyahu said.
"We have worked to open the airspace, first over Saudi Arabia, and from 2018 when I visited Oman, to add Oman as well, so that we can fly directly to India and on to Australia."
"This was achieved today after considerable effort, including in recent months," he continued. "Here is good news – Israel is opening up to the east on an unprecedented scale."
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