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Foreign Ministry: Aviation agreement 'secures recovery of tourism and aviation industries'

Israel welcomes favorable European Union vote, says Open Skies is 'an important expression of the relationship Israel has with the EU.'

Aviation agreement will 'secure recovery of tourism industry'

EU grants final approval to Israel's 'Open Skies' agreement

Final approval of the agreement means that the airline industry will be permanently open to full competition between airlines.

EU grants final approval to Israel's 'Open Skies' agreement

'Open Skies' initiative gives Israelis cheaper flights

Israel signs agreement with Icelandic WOW airlines for direct flights to Iceland and cheaper flights to North America.

'Open Skies' initiative gives Israelis cheaper flights

Katz: New Ben Gurion Runway Improves Safety

Just in time for the summer flying season, a 21st runway has been opened at Ben Gurion Airport, enhancing safety for passengers.

Katz: New Ben Gurion Runway Improves Safety, Competition

Israel's National Airline Faces Uncertain Future

El Al in trouble as $75 Million investment falls through, amid continuing financial losses.

Israel's National Airline Faces Uncertain Future

Israel Signs 'Open Skies,' Hopes for Lower Fares

At a festive ceremony Monday, Israel officially signed the “Open Skies” agreement with the European Union

Israel Signs 'Open Skies' Deal, Hopes for Lower Plane Fares

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

Lapid: Airline Strike is Futile

Finance Minister says "open skies" agreement is a done deal.

Lapid: Airline Strike is Futile

Labor Court Asked to End Airline Workers' Strike

Israel Manufacturers Association appeals to the Labor Court, asking that it issue an injunction against striking airline workers.

Labor Court Asked to End Airline Workers' Strikeplayer

Bennett: Government Passed its First Test

The government passed its first test Sunday with the Open Skies agreement, Bennett says.

Bennett: Government Passed its First Test with 'Open Skies'

Ben Gurion: Israeli Companies Cancel Flights

Israeli airlines strike over ‘open skies,’ cancel Sunday morning flights.

Ben Gurion: Israeli Companies Cancel Flights

Flights Moved Up in Anticipation of Strike

Employees of Israel’s three airlines launched a strike at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in protest against the Open Skies agreement.

Flights Moved Up in Anticipation of Airline Workers' Strike

Katz Won't Back Down on 'Open Skies'

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz clarifies that he has no intention of backing down from the “Open Skies” program.

Katz Won't Back Down on 'Open Skies' Despite Strike Threat

Bennett: Use the Threat of a Strike Wisely

Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett is opposed to the planned strike by Israel’s airlines, supports Open Skies program.

Bennett: The Threat of a Strike Should be Used Wisely

Airlines: 'Open Skies' Will Close Us Down

Workers at Israel's airlines plan to strike beginning Sunday over the intentions of the government to implement the “Open Skies” policy

Airlines to Strike Sunday: 'Open Skies' Will Close Us Down

Katz Bows to The Histadrut Over 'Open Skies'

Minister of Transportation Israel Katz agrees to meet Histadrut demands over a controversial 'open skies' deal with Europe.

Katz Bows to The Histadrut Over 'Open Skies'

The Histadrut Threatens to Close Israel's Skies

Union officials say the government has two weeks to meet their demands over Israel's "open skies" deal with Europe – or else!

The Histadrut Threatens to Close Israel's Skies