22 MARCH 2018: SAUDI ARABIA & ISRAEL

Saudi Arabia opened its airspace to an Israeli-bound flight for the first time in 70 years. An Air India flight from New Delhi flew directly to Tel Aviv, a journey that took 7.5 hours. Whilst the Israeli government hailed the move as historic, El Al, the Israeli airline, commenced legal action against the government arguing that it should also be permitted to fly the same route rather than a more circuitous, and therefore more costly, one.