Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Israel for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 7/23/2014, 4:56 PM

Transport Minister: Foreign Airlines 'Surrendering to Terrorism'

Yisrael Katz vows no Israelis will remain stranded abroad, says cancelled flights won't stop IDF from carrying out its mission.Yoni Kempinski, 7/23/2014, 12:34 PM

Ovda Airport to Replace Ben Gurion For Now

Israeli carriers are stepping up their activity to assist thousands Israelis who are stranded abroad.Orli Harari, Gil Ronen, 7/23/2014, 11:30 AM

New York's Ex-Mayor Bloomberg Flies to Israel to Show It's Safe

‘The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately,' he says.Gil Ronen, 7/23/2014, 9:18 AM

Kerry Tells Netanyahu: Flight Ban Solely for Safety

U.S. ban on flights to Israel "was issued to protect American citizens and American carriers," says State Department Spokeswoman.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2014, 4:43 AM

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Flight to New York forced to turn back after technical problemArutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2014, 2:43 PM

United Airlines Pilot Refused to Fly to Israel

Pilot who refused to fly his scheduled United Airlines flight to Israel leaves 300 passengers stuck on the plane for hours.Moshe Cohen, 6/26/2014, 9:43 AM

Huge Queues at Ben Gurion Airport Customs Due to work Dispute

Hundreds of passengers are being held up because of a work dispute between customs employees and Finance Ministry.Gil Ronen, 6/19/2014, 12:52 PM

Ruckus at Airport over Delayed Flight

Flight 323 to Paris postponed again and again, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 6/1/2014, 2:12 PM

Katz: New Ben Gurion Runway Improves Safety, Competition

Just in time for the summer flying season, a 21st runway has been opened at Ben Gurion Airport, enhancing safety for passengers.Yosef Berger, 5/29/2014, 10:25 AM

First Batch of 250 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in Israel

First group of Bnei Menashe land in Israel from northeastern India; more than 200 to follow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2014, 6:52 PM

El Al Passengers Stranded in Airport, Pilots AWOL

Passengers of four departing flights are stuck and the pilots can't be found. A work dispute appears to be the reason.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2014, 9:48 PM

Scorpions On A Plane

50 live scorpions seized at Ben Gurion Airport, mere hours before being brought on a flight to Vienna.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 4/30/2014, 7:34 AM

Kosher Meal Shortage Causes El Al Delays

El Al flights departing from Ben Gurion Airport Monday are expected to leave 1-2 hours late.Oranit Etzer, 4/14/2014, 10:42 AM

Michael Oren's Peace Plan: Salvation or Suicide?

Former Amabassador Oren's unilateral peace plan has a curious addition to the Gaza unilateral withdrawal plan. David Rubin, former Shiloh Mayor, 2/27/2014, 10:17 AM

Scare: Grenade Safety Catch Found on Plane at Ben-Gurion Airport

Israeli passengers, authorities suffer scare after grenade safety catch found on plane at Ben-Gurion airport; investigation launched.Tova Dvorin, 2/14/2014, 9:04 AM

MKs Come Home to Towed Cars

Dozens of Knesset members' cars are towed in ‘unpleasant’ incident following airplane delay.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2014, 3:21 PM

Families Reunited as Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in Israel

Bnei Menashe aliyah continues as organizers hail 'ingathering of the Exiles'; grandfather meets 13 grandchildren for the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2014, 9:30 PM

'Bird Man' Nabbed in Illegal Avian Import Scheme

Israeli man stopped by import inspectors at Ben Gurion Airport trying to smuggle 40 Zebra Finches into Israel.David Lev, 11/24/2013, 3:40 PM

Arab Threatens Passengers on BA Flight

Plane landed at Ben Gurion Airport. Security men handcuffed the man, who was unarmed.Gil Ronen, 11/23/2013, 9:43 PM

Group: Stronger Airport Security Checks for Arabs 'Racist'

The High Court discusses demands that security restrictions and checks for Israeli Arabs at Ben Gurion Airport be eased.David Lev, 11/20/2013, 1:41 PM

Moshe Lion Detained by Airport Customs Officials

Moshe Lion, Jerusalem mayor candidate, questioned at airport for allegedly trying to smuggle clothes into Israel.Arutz Sheva, 11/5/2013, 1:14 AM

Terminal One Reopens for Low Cost Flights

The newly refurbished Terminal One at Ben Gurion Airport will be used for low-cost flights to and from Europe.David Lev, 10/28/2013, 2:45 AM

2 PA Arabs Try to Break Into Ben Gurion Airport

State of emergency declared at airport after Arab truck breaks entry barrier. Two PA Arabs have been apprehended, no explosives found.Elad Benari, 9/3/2013, 4:44 AM

Israel Tax Authority Shuts Down 'Bug' Electronics for Fraud

The duty free branch of the electronics chain store, "Bug", has now been closed due to fraud allegations over the last three years.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/22/2013, 5:58 PM

Arkia Plane Lands Safely After Engine Malfunction

An Arkia airplane carrying 72 passengers landed safely at the Ben Gurion Airport after discovering a technical failure in the engine.Elad Benari, 8/19/2013, 1:15 AM

Officials: If PA Doesn't Act, IDF Will Close Down Radio Stations

Israel threatened on Sunday to take military action if needed to protect its skies from PA “radio terrorism.”David Lev, 7/28/2013, 10:05 PM

'Mayday' Plane Lands Successfully at Ben Gurion Airport

A level two emergency was declared at Ben Gurion Airport Thursday morning, as a Greek pilot declared a 'Mayday'David Lev, 7/11/2013, 11:54 AM

Video: Frustrated Travellers Wait at Airport During Strike

Arutz Sheva visited the Ben Gurion Airport as Israelis waited to find out about their flights, before strike ended.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/23/2013, 8:46 AM

Arkia Plane in Emergency Landing, Passengers Safe

Turboprop plane with 67 on board forced to land after engine catches fire.Gil Ronen, 1/13/2013, 1:32 PM

Mexican Detained After Dismantled Drones Found in Luggage

A Mexican citizen travelling to Israel was detained at Ben-Gurion Airport after two dismantled drones were found in his luggage.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/21/2012, 5:48 PM

Ben Gurion Flight Paths Changed to Avoid Iron Dome

Landing and takeoff flight paths have been altered because of anti-missile rocket activity.Gil Ronen, 11/19/2012, 9:37 AM

240 Ethiopian Immigrants Arrive in Israel on 'Dove's Wings'

A charter flight carrying approximately 240 new immigrants from Ethiopia is scheduled to arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/29/2012, 2:13 PM

Ben Gurion to Allow Passengers to Purchase Liquids

Passengers flying to the United States from the Ben Gurion Airport will be able to buy liquid products thanks to new system.Elad Benari, 10/11/2012, 5:45 AM

Drone Scare Grounds Ben Gurion Flights for Several Minutes

A misreading of a radar screen indicating another drone may have entered Israel caused officials to ground flights at Ben Gurion Airport. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/10/2012, 10:21 AM

Religious Travelers Spend Sabbath in Airport

Flight delays left a group of visitors from Pennsylvania stuck in Ben Gurion airport for the Sabbath. Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2012, 9:46 PM

Amazing New Waterfall at Israeli Airport Grabs British Attention

An “amazing new waterfall” at Ben Gurion Airport caught the attention of Lord Alan Sugar, a British businessman and media personality.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/20/2012, 4:05 PM

Video: Anti-Israeli Anarchists Fight Police in Paris

Anti-Israeli anarchists fought police at airports in Brussels and Paris after being denied permission to fly to Israel Sunday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/15/2012, 12:59 PM

Video: A Few Dozen Activists Land, Arrested in ‘Mass Fly-In'

The “massive fly-tilla” of PA supporters so far has numbered a grand total of 40 activists. They were arrested at Ben Gurion Airport.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/15/2012, 11:00 AM

Pro-Arab Fly-In Can’t Get Off the Ground

The media-hyped pro-Palestinian Authority “fly-in” has bombed out so far as airlines have canceled most of the activists’ tickets.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/15/2012, 8:11 AM

Second 'Air Flotilla' to be Stopped

Security officials say foreign anti-Israel activists seeking to attend protests in Yesha this weekend will be denied entry and deportedGabe Kahn, 4/10/2012, 8:02 PM

Big Apple Most Popular Destination from Ben Gurion

New York was the most popular destination for passengers from Ben Gurion Airport last month, 8.73 % higher than January 2011.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/15/2012, 11:19 AM

IDF: Israel's Second Airport Can't be in Negev

The IDF said that it was against converting an air force base into Israel's second airport, for fear of security problems.David Lev, 2/14/2012, 12:15 AM

Airport Strikes, Contract Workers Continue to Work

The Histadrut launched a general strike to help contract workers, but it was those contract workers who actually had to report to work.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/9/2012, 5:14 AM

Delta Decides Ben Gurion Airport Not in ‘Occupied Territories’

Is Ben Gurion Airport on “occupied” land? That is what Deltas Airlines said – until activists gave Delta a lesson in geography – and law. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/8/2012, 9:03 AM

General Strike: Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best

Israel may face another general strike Wednesday morning barring a last-minute solution. Flights from Ben Gurion Airport will be grounded.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/7/2012, 11:58 AM

JFK-Negev May be Future Flight Route

An Air Force base in the Negev is increasingly likely to be the home of Israel’s second major international airport. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/27/2011, 5:05 PM

Video: Ben Gurion Airport After the Short Strike

The general strike, short as it may have been, caused some line-ups and waiting times at the airport. The tourists took it well.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/8/2011, 5:15 AM

Pro-PA 'Fly-In' Stymied in Europe

European authorities have blocked anarchists from joining the "fly-in" into Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 7/7/2011, 11:41 PM

After Flotilla, Israel Prepares for Pro-Arab Fly In

Hundreds of pro-Arab activists planning to storm Israel's Ben Gurion Airport on Friday. Israel is preparing.Elad Benari, 7/5/2011, 5:15 AM

A Unique Shabbat – Food and Songs at Ben Gurion Airport

The flight arrives late but Shabbat starts on time: Dozens of Jews spent an unforgettable Shabbat at the airport after their plane lands late.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/19/2010, 9:29 AM

Is it Safe to Take Off and Land at Ben Gurion Airport?

Airport officials claim that many of the reports about near-misses at Ben Gurion sound more dangerous than they really were.Gil Ronen, 12/16/2010, 8:35 PM

Seven Mild Earthquakes Shake up the North, Fog Closes Airport

Northern residents shook off seven mild earthquakes this week while heavy fog shut down Ben Gurion airport, stranding thousands of travelers. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/16/2010, 2:21 PM

59 Incoming Flights, 60 Departures Canceled Sunday

Two flights to Barcelona had to turn back in mid-air but flights to Rome, Madrid and Athens continued.Gil Ronen, 4/18/2010, 6:41 PM

Israel Bans iPad Computer

According to the Communications Ministry, the iPad is not compatible with Israeli standards. Travelers will have them confiscated.Malkah Fleisher, 4/15/2010, 9:40 AM

New International Airport Proposed for Negev

The Negev may replace Ben Gurion Airport for international travelers, according to a proposal by Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/9/2010, 8:11 AM

Israel Air Traffic Controllers Avert Crash on Highway

Israeli air traffic controllers guided a Russian commercial airliner out of a possible horrific crash on one of Israel's major highways on Tuesday.Malkah Fleisher, 12/15/2009, 8:53 PM