Yesterday, Air India launched the ticket sale for its inaugural Tel Aviv-New Delhi flight on a new route that uses Saudi Arabia's airspace.
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On Wednesday, Air India announced that it has been granted permission to use Saudi Arabian airspace for direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv, which it plans to begin operating three times weekly, later in March.
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Israel and India have seen a surge in cooperation under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Israel and Saudi Arabia have never had official diplomatic relations, and interactions between their governments have taken place only through back channels.
Speaking to reporters after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Netanyahu said Air India flights will fly over Saudi territory on its routes to and from Tel Aviv.
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But until Tuesday, March 7, an Air India spokesperson maintained that "we haven't yet received any communication about it from the regulator".
The decision by Saudi Arabia to allow the Indian carrier to fly through its airspace to Tel Aviv reflects what is widely believed to be a warming of behind-the-scenes ties between the two countries.
The Air India flights will save flying time due to their shorter route. "We have yet to receive anything from authorities", Air India spokesman Praveen Bhatnagar told i24NEWS on Tuesday.
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The move is seen as a nod to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's influence in the region, who visited the occupied West Bank on February 10.