The delegation from Israel signed new Air Transport Agreements with numerous countries, making way for direct flights between them and the former.
The new agreements were settled during the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event 2017 held last month in Sri Lanka.
During the said event, Israel signed agreements with the U.K., Switzerland, Chile, South Africa, Vietnam, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Uganda and Jordan.
A few countries, like Canada, already had existing Air Transport Agreements with Israel. However, the new pacts would make for more flights to be operated between the countries involved.
UK needed a new agreement after Brexit in March of 2019.
Israeli Minister of Transportation, Yisrael Katz, explained that these agreements were would benefit air travellers as it would permit more flights to be flown on the active routes and launch new ones as well.
Additionally, the pacts would help increase the codeshare agreements signed by Israel’s flagship carrier, El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.