Rhetoric soars as Open Skies deal heads toward approval
With the government expected to approve an agreement to increase flights and flight destinations between Israel and Europe, local airlines complain of unfair competition and politicians promise benefits.
This Sunday is expected to be one of the most dramatic in the history of Israeli aviation. The cabinet will meet then to approve the Open Skies agreement that was concluded by Israel and the European Union in July 2012. The agreement is expected to open up the skies between Israel and the EU to competition by gradually increasing the number of flights and flight destinations over a five-year period.