Jordan raises safety concerns over Israeli airport near Aqaba

Jordan expressed concerns over air traffic safety Sunday as it restated its opposition to the construction of an Israeli international airport near the coastal city of AqabaJordan expressed concerns over air traffic safety Sunday as it restated its opposition to the construction of an Israeli international airport near the coastal city of Aqaba. Transport ministry spokesman Ali Odaibat told the official Petra news agency Jordan had notified the International Civil Aviation Organisation about its concerns over the Israeli project and to “stress Jordan’s keenness to protect its airspace”. Jordanian officials have repeatedly raised issue with the Timna airport, which is under construction just 10 kilometres (six miles) from the Red Sea Jordanian resort town of Aqaba and King Hussein airport.

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