Not-so-open skies for Israeli airlines
The 'open skies' agreement between Israel and the European Union does not account for the unique security challenges facing Israeli airlines and will drive them out of business.
In a certain country, Israeli aircraft are allowed to fly only in darkness. The reason is security-related and justified. A non-Israeli airline flies to the same destination without restrictions and for all practical purposes has a monopoly on daytime flights. The route is one of the airline’s most profitable, while the Israeli airline has to schedule its flights during the less desirable nighttime hours. Is...
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