Israel's national carrier petitions High Court of Justice over Air India's new route to Tel Aviv via Saudi airspace
Israel's national airline El Al filed an urgent petition to the high court against Air India's new route connecting New Delhi and Tel Aviv via Saudi airspace.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday expressed hope that direct flights over Saudi Arabia from Tel Aviv to Mumbai would soon materialise, days after Air India's maiden flight from New Delhi flew over Saudi airspace to Israel's economic hub
National carrier Air India has been rated the third-worst airline in the world, according to a list compiled by aviation insights company Flight Stats.
El Al President David Maimon said Flight 002 from John F Kennedy airport touched down midday after an anonymous tip was received about a bomb threat.
To double the number of tourists, Israel will open a new tourism office in Mumbai and will construct 200,000 new hotel rooms as well as increase the number of El Al flights.