PHILIPPINES-ISRAEL AGREE ON DIRECT FLIGHT SERVICES, TRADE AND TOURISM RELATIONS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE 12 November 2013 - The Philippines and Israel successfully concluded aviation consultation talks on November 06, agreeing on direct flights between Manila and Tel Aviv. The Philippines’ Air Panel Chairman, Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo M. Lotilla of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and his counterpart, Director General Giora Romm of the Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Israel (CAAI), initialed the new Air Services Agreement (ASA) after a cordial and constructive dialogue held at CAAI, in Airport City, Tel Aviv. The agreement, which replaces the 1951 Air Transport Agreement between the two countries, entitles both parties up to a total of 21 direct flights each on a weekly basis. The landmark deal will further Philippines-Israel cooperation in the air industry, allowing more exchanges in terms of aviation technology, security and services. While the number of Israeli tourists coming to the Philippines is increasing every year, the accessibility afforded by the direct flights is expected to attract more visitors and potential investors. The agreement is also welcome news to many Filipinos who want to travel to Israel not only for leisure, but also for pilgrimage purposes. They can now look forward to faster and more convenient flights to the Holy Land.
Posted on: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:21:20 +0000

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