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        4/18/2013, Iyar 8, 5773

      Transportation Minister Supports Open Skies


      Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz expressed support, Thursday evening, for the "open skies" agreement with the European Union, scheduled for signing on Sunday, which stands to bring more competition into the international travel market. Interviewed by Channel 2 Television, he said the agreement was good for the state because it would increase tourism and add workplaces.

      Acknowledging the potential difficulty to Israeli airlines, Katz said, "We have a chance and a risk. We have to take advantage of the chance and prepare accordingly."