Jordan to Use Israel Air Space for Flights to and from Europe

Israel and Jordan have reached an aviation agreement, in which Jordanian jets flying to and from Europe may begin using Israeli air space as of March 10.

The agreement by Israeli and Jordanian officials was made at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat. The talks, which concluded Tuesday, cement another part of the Oct. 26 peace treaty between the two countries.

“It’s a step that builds the peace,” Israel Transportation Minister Yisrael Kessar said in a statement.

The agreement applies only to Royal Jordanian Airlines. Kessar said other airlines could fly over Israel en route to Jordan if they first sought Israeli approval.

During the Eilat talks, the Israel-Jordan follow-up committee discussed establishing border markers along the international boundaries. Committees on trade, economics and transportation also met.

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