Britain and Israel reached an agreement Tuesday for each country to allow a second airline to fly the London-Tel Aviv route.
Currently only British Airways and El Al make such commercial flights.
The Israeli Transportation Ministry called the agreement “‘a significant step toward opening the skies to competition.'”
Britain’s Department for Transport said bmi is the only British airline that has expressed interest in competing with BA on the route, and bmi announced that it plans to start daily, nonstop service next spring.
source: International Herald Tribune