Israel and EU sign controversial Open Skies pact to boost flights and reduce airfares
After delays and protests, the recently signed pact will open air travel to more competition. The deal will increase the number of airlines operating in Israel and encourage others to expand routes and flights.
Overcoming months of political turbulence and a strike that briefly shut down Ben Gurion Airport in April, Israel and the European Union on Monday finally signed the controversial Open Skies agreement that promises to bring down airfares and increase flying options.
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