In a historic first, Air India flies to Israel via Saudi airspace
Air India Flight AI 139 landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport at 2215 PM (Israeli time) yesterday, heralding a new chapter in the India-Israel ties and ending a decades-old overfly ban by Saudi Arabia. "This is really a historical moment... We are in a new era. I am sure that we will see many more Indian tourists coming to Israel... And Israelis would also come to India in much higher numbers," Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said.
Air India's maiden flight to Israel has landed in Tel Aviv, reducing the travel time substantially after Saudi Arabia for the first time allowed a commercial flight to use its airspace. Image source: Pixabay