Aviation market is set to open up to a much higher level of competition following the signing of an Israel-EU open skies agreement. The eighth and final round of negotiations between Israel and the EU took place last week, leading to an agreement which will gradually liberalise over the next five years air links between Israel and the 27 nations currently within the EU.

Over 200.000 pax travelled in 2011 Origin&Destination Tel Aviv – Barcelona, the first and most important entry point of Spain.

Israel’s three main carriers have voiced concerns at the potential effects the new open skies agreement could have, with El Al in particular vulnerable to the prospects of increased competition. A rise in low-cost carrier competition could also follow relaxed aviation regulations, further pressuring the Israeli carriers.

Source: BARDC and CAPA


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