Amazing news for Australians! El Al just announced their two new shortened routes to eastbound destinations from Tel Aviv: Manila and Melboune. These new routes will make travel quicker and more comfortable for the many Australian passengers who fly to and from Israel annually. It’s historically exciting as this is the first time Israel will conduct direct flights to the island nation. Additionally, given the open air space approvals, – first confirmed by Saudi Arabia back in July 2022, and more recently, Oman – El Al can fly straight over these countries. The Civil Aviation of Oman put out a statement in February 2023 claiming that all carriers which meet the requirements of the Authority will now have free air access. This means that Israel’s national carrier won’t have to dip below the Arabian Peninsula anymore to get to eastern destinations.
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