UnNews:Airline wins where Arabs fail
1 May 2009
Israeli passengers complained to the company after they noticed that the onboard map on the aircraft did not show their nation and claimed that all flights headed for Israel were going to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Naturally, some of them were a little concerned by this.
Meanwhile, the Israeli government are furious. "We shall be contacting BMI in London," says Gideon Sitterman of Israel's Transport Ministry. "It is not acceptable that they are willing to do business in our country yet wish to hide our existence." Meanwhile, BMI spokesperson Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that the incident did not have any darker political meaning. "We would like to apologise to passengers on the flight and state that we will continue our regular flights to Israel, inshallah."
- "Airline glitch takes Mideast conflict to new heights" AFP, April 30, 2009