Israel and Turkey sign civil aviation agreement – ​​Airways Magazine

DALLAS – As part of a commitment to deepen bilateral relations, Israel and Turkey on Thursday signed a civil aviation agreement that will allow Israeli airlines to restore service to Turkey. The bilateral civil aviation agreement is the first such agreement signed since 1951.

The Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the director of the Israel Civil Aviation Authority, Joel Feldschuh, and the Israeli Minister of Transport, Merav Michaeli, were all thanked for their contribution to the progress of the agreement.

Turkish Airlines Cargo TC-JOU Airbus A330-243F. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

Cement a business relationship

The decision to deepen and expand bilateral relations was taken by Turkish Foreign Minister Avuşolu and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid during recent meetings in Jerusalem and Ankara.

In trade terms, Turkey is Israel’s fourth-largest trading partner and fifth-largest export market in 2021.

The Foreign Trade Administration estimates that two-way trade between Israel and Turkey in commodities and business services totaled $7.7 billion in 2021, an increase of about 30 percent from 2020.

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