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India's state-run carrier Air India said Friday it will fly over Saudi airspace to Tel Aviv, a move that ends a Saudi ban on the use of its airspace for flights to Israel.The new route was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last July, with Netanyahu first suggesting in January the route could pass over Saudi Arabia.Riyadh has no official ties with Tel Aviv, with Israel's national carrier El Al currently taking a detour over the Red Sea on its India service to avoid Saudi and Iranian airspace.Netanyahu told reporters in Washington earlier this month that Air India had reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia for the route.
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