|Quoting raffik (Reply 2):|
The route goes into Israeli airspace and then Egyptian before heading towards Lebanon.
MEA have also been asked to stop overflying Syrian airspace as well due to safety concerns
Wrong it doesn't enter Israeli airspace at any point.
That airspace is quite complex for political reasons
There is a sort of unofficial agreement around the Airspace that borders Eilat/Aqaba/Taba and HaqI
Currently traffic from Israel to Jo'burg Nairobi and India enters the Red Sea at 29,000 ft or below and tracks along the Egyptian edge toward Sharm'.They then fly down towards Djibouti.
Over Djibouti they increase height to cruise 32-35,000 ft and track across Ethiopia into Africa or turn Sharpe left well south of Yemen into the Indian Ocean.
Traffic from Saudi/UAE cross Haql at 33,000 feet into/out of Egypt and across Sinai.
Traffic for Jordan enters/leaves over Aqaba at 31,000 ft towards either Saudi or Egypt
For Royal Jordanian the Beirut operation avoiding Syria is a major inconvenience (Especially as Syrian skys remain open !), however Saudia also use a similar track over Sinai and out over the Med' into international airspace remaining clear of Israeli Airspace.
What with Cyprus Airways excluded from Turkish Airspace, Lebanon not accepting traffic handover from Israel and El-Al certainly not accepted into Saudi Airspace the region is pretty complex.
flights from Europe and the US and even Turkey can and do transit Israel on a daily basis.