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Lufthansa, Other Airlines Seek Jerusalem Airport Landing Rights

Lufthansa, the West German airline, and other foreign airlines have requested permission to use the Jerusalem airport at Kalendia as a terminus for international flights, it was learned today. Government agencies are now studying the applications.

The airport, which came into Israeli hands in the Six-Day War, is currently being used only for domestic flights linking Jerusalem with Tel Aviv and the south. Its use as a terminus for international flights would ease some of the pressure on Israel’s International Airport at Lod (Lydda) and might give new impetus to the tourist flow to Israel.