Friday, May 15, 2009

Airline Maps Omit Israel

The maps were tailored to the airline's predominantly Muslim passengers, and also highlighted Islamic holy sites including Mecca.

-- From "British airline 'sorry' for deleting Israel from map" posted at The Telegraph UK 4/30/09

Most Israeli cities were not marked on screens showing flight maps to passengers on two [British] BMI-owned Airbus A320 aeroplanes. Only Haifa was identified - by its Arab name, Khefa.

BMI, which runs flights from London to Tel Aviv twice daily, apologised for the omission on Thursday and denied that there was any political agenda behind the exclusion.

The two aeroplanes were acquired from British Mediterranean Airways (BMED), a now-defunct airline that flew to several Arab countries in the Middle East, Phil Shepherd, a company spokesman, told The Jerusalem Post.

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