| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

Israel thanks Oman for opening its airspace

Israel’s foreign minister congratulated Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said on Thursday for allowing all airlines, including Israeli airlines, access to Oman’s airspace so that they could now provide more direct connections to Asia.

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen described the move as “historic and crucial for the Israeli economy and the Israeli traveler.”

Oman’s civil aviation authority on Thursday said the sultanate’s airspace will be open for all carriers that meet the authority’s requirements for overflying.

U.S. President Joe Biden in July announced a Saudi air corridor for Israeli carriers might be implemented. Israeli officials had said the corridor could not be implemented until Muscat consented because it would also entail flying over Oman.

  • Reuters