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An aircraft flight over a particular area, especially over foreign territory.
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(Aeronautics) the flight of an aircraft over a specific area or territory
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(ˈoʊ vərˌflaɪt)

an air flight that passes over a specific area.
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Noun1.overflight - a flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory)
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
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[ˈəʊvəflaɪt] Nsobrevuelo m
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): India on Thursday said the South China Sea is a part of global commons and it firmly stands for freedom of navigation and overflight and unimpeded commerce in international waters.
"People are concerned about the freedom of navigation and freedom of overflight. Among all the countries, China consented most because nearly 75 percent of food export and import from China or to China is going through the South China Sea.
Manila should also make sure that the code will protect the "freedom of navigation and overflight and other lawful uses of the sea for all countries, as well as rights of claimant states to pursue security development arrangements with partners of their choosing." Stilwell said this in a press statement after concluding the bilateral strategic dialogue in Manila.
FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted that India had requested "two overflight clearances for Indian PM and EAM [external affairs minister]".
'What we should all agree on, however, is that freedom of navigation and overflight in global sea lines of communications is indispensable to regional peace and security.
Lorenzana further expressed his support to freedom of navigation and overflight as part of regional peace and security.
Pakistan had granted a special permission to the request of India to let its Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj overflight.
Unlike the majority of ICAO (UN-body for aviation) registered 191 member countries, Saudi did not sign ICAO's 'Transit Agreement' -- a treaty which permits overflight for all airlines.
Should Philippine Airlines get an overflight permit, which would save on flight time and costs, it could launch direct service to Tel Aviv within six months, airline president Jaime Bautista said.
But a spokeswoman for Theresa May said so-called "overflight rights" are guaranteed by international treaties rather than EU membership.
Asked about the flight by the two US bombers, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said there was no problem with freedom of navigation or overflight for the East and South China Seas.