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Israel hopes aviation agreement warms up ties with Jordan

Israel and Jordan sign agreement to allow overflights flights through each other's airspace.

On Oct. 8, Israeli and Jordanian civil aviation authorities signed a new aviation agreement that enables commercial flights to cross the airspace of both countries.

The deal will open more flight paths over both countries, thus considerably shortening flight times from Gulf states, the Far East and Asia to Europe and North America. For Israel, this could mean new flight paths departing from Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It could also mean a new path over Iran that would be used by flights taking off from China.

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