Israel addresses Jordanian concerns centered on new airport near border

Israel is in talks to resolve Jordan’s misgivings about potential safety risks posed by the construction of a new Israeli airport near their border, the Israeli transport minister said on Thursday.

Slated to open by the end of 2016, the airport at Timna, outside the Israeli resort of Eilat, will be some 10 km (6 miles) northwest of King Hussein International Airport serving Aqaba – the Jordanian port facing Eilat across the Red Sea gulf.

Worried that the proximity could spell dangerous disruptions to its air corridors, Amman said in June it had complained to the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-addresses-Jordanian-concerns-centered-on-new-airport-near-border-412045

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