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At Ben Gurion Airport, the coronavirus crisis hasn't ended yet

Delays in baggage loading and a severe lack of manpower are making it difficult for Israel's main airport to get back on its feet.

At Ben Gurion Airport, the coronavirus crisis hasn't ended yet

Airline accidentally flies couple to the wrong country

Bonjour? Passengers bought tickets to Denmark - but ended up being flown to France instead.

Airline accidentally flies couple to the wrong country

Israeli airlines to end flights to Dubai?

Dubai authorities announce change in security protocols, Shabak refuses to approve changes.

Israeli airlines to end flights to Dubai?

Nearly 1,000 US flights cancelled due to COVID

Surge in cases of COVID-19 cause pilots and crew to be quarantined and lead airlines to cancel flights.

Nearly 1,000 US flights cancelled due to COVID

Finance Ministry refuses to compensate airline companies for losses due to restrictions

Foreign arrivals barred from country for two weeks; government says: "These are normal business risks."

Finance Ministry refuses to compensate airline companies

Emirates Airline announces daily flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Emirates airline announces new route connecting Israel to UAE and opening up a wide variety of tourist and travel options.

Airline announces daily flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Qantas scrubs references that replace Israel with 'Palestine' from its online booking

Australian airline removes references to “Occupied Palestinian Territory” and “State of Palestine” from multiple areas of its website.

Qantas scrubs references that replace Israel with 'Palestine'

Jerusalem couple joins lawsuit against airline mask mandates for the disabled

Class-action lawsuit filed by 13 flyers from the US and Israel against 7 US airlines alleging civil rights violations.

Jerusalem couple sues airlines over mask mandates for disabled

US airlines cancel Israel flights due to rocket fire

US airlines cancel Israel flights, but Israel’s El Al airline vows to keep flying.

US airlines cancel Israel flights due to rocket fire

Confusion after Jewish family is asked to leave flight

Spirit Airlines says adults, not young child in viral video, refused to comply with mask mandate.

What really happened on a flight from Orlando to Atlantic City?

New owner: Sun D'Or airline won't fly on the Sabbath

Haredi buyer declares airline won't operate from sundown on Friday until nightfall on Saturday.

Sun D'Or to cease flights on the Sabbath?

Cancel your flight? From now on you won't be reimbursed

49 MKs vote in favor of amendment to facilitate airlines and exempt them from compensating in event of cancellation or early flight.

Cancel your flight? From now on you won't be reimbursed

Law limiting damages for flights canceled due to COVID-19 passes first Knesset reading

Knesset approves first reading of law aiming to help airlines survive by limiting amount of compensation paid to passengers.

Knesset approves law limiting damages for canceled flights

Flights to resume soon? 'Safer to travel to Greece than to buy challah in Bnei Brak'

'Israel is on the right path' despite hit to tourism, Israel Airports Authority spokesman says.

'Safer to travel to Greece than to buy challah in Bnei Brak'

British Airways to renew flights to Tel Aviv next week?

Airline now allows London-Tel Aviv bookings from May 1st.

British Airways to renew flights to Tel Aviv next week?

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air suspends Italy, Israel flights

Wizz Air cancels flights after Italy declares lockdown and Israel announces quarantine for travelers.

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air suspends Italy, Israel flights

Want to cancel a flight to China? Here's what you need to know

Attorneys Ra'anan Bar-On and Vered Cohen on Israeli law and travelers' rights to cancel scheduled flights.

Want to cancel a flight to China? Here's what you need to know

Disney to launch its own airline?

Reports said Disney would launch themed flights with Magic Kingdom-related perks. Disney: Reports are unfounded, incorrect.

Disney to launch its own airline?

Paris court to hear case over 2007 Thai plane crash

Victims' families say crash was an 'accident waiting to happen,' sue for recognition as victims.

Paris court to hear case over 2007 Thai plane crash

Suitcases still missing - four days after flight landed

Passengers say their suitcases were never loaded onto the plane, airline says suitcases will arrive 'tomorrow.'

Suitcases still missing - four days after flight landed

Travel agent disappears with passengers' cash

Travel agent who promised to purchase cheap tickets to Uman runs off with Breslov hasidims' money.

Travel agent disappears with passengers' cash

Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

Sibiu becomes sixth Romanian city to operate direct route to Tel Aviv.

Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

'Strip Kuwait Airways of its landing rights'

German Justice Ministry asks Chancellor Merkel to strip Kuwait Airways of German landing rights after Thursday ruling.

'Strip Kuwait Airways of its landing rights'

Germany investigates Kuwait Airways' anti-Israel discrimination

German Transport Minister opens investigation into airline's refusal to allow Israeli passengers to board.

Germany investigates Kuwait Airways' anti-Israel discrimination

EasyJet adds two more Italy-Israel routes

British airline adds two more low-cost routes, due to start operating in the fall.

EasyJet adds two more Italy-Israel routes

United Airlines releases new flight plan

Due to a recent event in which a man was forced off a plane, the airline makes new guidelines on how to deal with overbooking.

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Coming soon: Low-cost flights to the US and Canada

Iceland airline offers low-cost flights from Israel to North America, starting in June.

Coming soon: Low-cost flights to the US and Canada

How much does an El Al pilot make?

Reports show that, at a time when numerous El Al flights are being cancelled or delayed, the salaries of pilots are soaring.

How much does an El Al pilot make?

Could the Russian Sinai crash happen in Israel?

Pilots Association head tells Arutz Sheva about the crash claimed by ISIS, and why Israeli airline passengers don't need to worry.

Could the Russian Sinai crash happen in Israel?

Airlines Stop Flying Over Iran, Caspian Sea

Some airlines stop flying over the region amid concerns over Russian airstrikes in Syria. At least one has missed and hit Iran.

Airlines Stop Flying Over Iran Over Missile Concerns

Scuffle Over Chocolate - Due to the 'Occupation'?

Channel 2 reporter insists video of Israelis arguing with Israir steward over duty-free chocolate the fault of the 'Occupation'.

Scuffle Over Chocolate - Because of the 'Occupation'?

Tablets, Devices Soon to be Allowed on Takeoff

Travelers leaving from Ben Gurion Airport will soon be able to use small electronic devices during takeoff on flights leaving the country.

Tablets, Devices Soon to be Allowed on Takeoff from Israel

Russian Airlines Resume Flights to Israel

Following FAA measure, Russian airlines begin to lift their own ban on flights to Ben-Gurion.

Russian Airlines Resume Flights to Israel

Turkey' Extends Suspension of Israel Flights

Turkey's national carrier extends its suspension of direct flights to Tel Aviv, cites security reasons.

Turkey's Airline Extends Suspension of Flights to Israel

European Carriers Extend Flight Ban to Israel

Host of European airlines, Turkish air follow FAA lead in banning flights to Israel out of 'safety concerns.'

European Carriers Extend Flight Ban to Israel

FAA Extends Ban on Flights to Israel

Washington still reportedly considering a decision to lift flight ban on Israel due to 'security concerns'.

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Lufthansa Suspends Israel Flights for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.

Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Israel for Another Day

Snake on Plane Causes 13-Hour Delay

Qantas passengers had to spend the night in a hotel after cabin crew found a small snake on board.

Snake on Plane Causes 13-Hour Delay

Frustrated Travellers at Airport During Strike

Arutz Sheva visited the Ben Gurion Airport as Israelis waited to find out about their flights, before strike ended.

Video: Frustrated Travellers Wait at Airport During Strikeplayer

Netanyahu Welcomes End of Airline Strike

"We will continue to make additional reforms to increase competition,” says Netanyahu after airlines agree to end strike.

Netanyahu Welcomes End of Airline Strike