Philippine Airlines seeks Saudi overfly permit for direct route to Israel

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) gestures to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in Jerusalem September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Pool/File Photo

MANILA/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The Philippines has requested permission for its flag carrier [PHL.UL] to overfly Saudi Arabia en route to Israel, the company president said, seeking to become the second airline to win such rights after a decades-long ban by Riyadh. Should Philippine Airlines get an overflight permit, which would save on flight time […]

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