The number of tourists visiting Israel from the Philippines rose by 61 per cent in 2017. Photo: Reuters

Philippine Airlines seeks Saudi overfly permit for direct route to Israel

  • Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel for an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv
  • Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and the move ended a 70-year-old ban, marking a diplomatic shift as Israel attempts to reach out to Gulf Arab state
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The number of tourists visiting Israel from the Philippines rose by 61 per cent in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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