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Pilot program will let Palestinians fly abroad through Eilat airport

View of the new Ramon Airport before its opening, in Timna, near Eilat, in southern Israel, on October 18, 2019. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
View of the new Ramon Airport before its opening, in Timna, near Eilat, in southern Israel, on October 18, 2019. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

The Israel Airports Authority has announced a pilot program to allow Palestinians to fly abroad through Israel’s Ramon Airport, near Eilat.

Flights to Turkey will run twice a week, in coordination with COGAT, Israel’s liaison to the Palestinians, which will facilitate the passengers’ travel between the West Bank and Ramon airport by bus.

Until now, Palestinians wishing to travel abroad were able to do so only via Jordan.

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