Saudi Arabia Grants Approval For UAE-Israel Flights To Use Its Airspace

  • Flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be able to fly over Saudi Arabia after the kingdom said all services to and from the UAE can cross its airspace.
  • Saudi Arabia mostly bans flights to and from Israel from using its airspace, though since 2018 it has permitted Air India to fly over the country to Tel Aviv.
  • The decision, which the kingdom’s aviation authority said came at the request of the UAE, follows a historic agreement last month between Abu Dhabi and Israel to normalise ties.
  • The decision cuts flying time between the Middle East states by several hours.