The Cabinet, at its weekly meeting today (Sunday, 21 April 2013), approved the European-Mediterranean Sea ("Open Skies") aviation agreement between the State of Israel and the EU and its member states. Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz will respond to the questions that were raised in the Cabinet discussion within 45 days.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "The goal of the reform that we approved today is to lower the prices of flights to and from Israel and to increase incoming tourism. I commend Finance Minister Lapid and Transportation Minister Katz for working to pass this reform, which has been discussed for many years. We will continue to advance reforms to lower the cost of living and increase the efficiency of services to Israeli citizens."