Tel Aviv – Bangkok flight time decreased by 2.5 hours

Flights between Tel Aviv and Bangkok, Thailand, just obtained three hours shorter thanks to the federal government of Oman who made the long-awaited decision to open its airspace to aircraft from all nations, together with Israel.
On Sunday, an EL AL Israel Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Bangkok flew via Oman’s airspace, becoming the primary Israeli airline to do so, three days after Oman’s announcement.
Normally, the journey from Tel Aviv to Bangkok takes 10.5 hours. On Sunday, the airplane touched down in Bangkok after simply seven hours and forty nine minutes.
In a video from the cockpit, the pilot said…
“We will fly over the Arabian Peninsula, over Oman, the Israeli flag will fly over Oman for the primary time.
“Our flight will turn out to be shorter by two and a half hours, which may be very vital. We are launching the quick line to Bangkok and the Far East in general. No obligation are very happy and excited to be here.”
Two hours later, another EL AL flight took off from Tel Aviv and landed in Bangkok eight hours and two minutes later. However, some flight paths appeared to take the original longer route over the Arabian peninsula.
Several Israeli Airlines will observe in EL AL’s footsteps and start flying via Omani airspace, including Arkia and cargo airline Challenge Airlines.
Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tweeted…
“As part of the Sultanate of Oman’s steady efforts to fulfil its obligations beneath the Chicago Convention of 1944, the Civil Aviation Authority affirms that the Sultanate’s airspace is open for all carriers that meet the necessities of the Authority for overflying.”
Israel’s overseas minister Eli Cohen thanked Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said for the choice, which will shorten flight occasions to many Asian countries, not just Thailand.
Cohen said…
“It’s a historic and vital determination for the Israeli economy and the Israeli traveller.”
The Times of Israel reviews that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel may flip into “the central switch level between Asia and Europe.”

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