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El Al flights canceled

Flights scheduled to land in Israel before sundown on Friday will be delayed to Saturday evening or Sunday.

El Al flights canceled

Study shows long-term damages of IAF flights over Lebanon

A group called AirPressure has published figures alleging the IAF's responsibility for a range of symptoms in the Lebanese population.

Study shows long-term damages of IAF flights over Lebanon

Mask requirement on flights likely to be abolished

Health authorities mulling ending requirement to wear masks on flights.

Mask requirement on flights likely to be abolished

Passenger lands plane after pilot passes out

Passenger with no flight experience safely lands plane at Florida airport after pilot has medical emergency mid-flight.

Passenger lands plane after pilot passes outplayer

Moroccan airline operates first direct flight to Israel

Royal Air Maroc operates flight from Casablanca to Israel, for the first time since the two countries normalized ties in 2020.

Moroccan airline operates first direct flight to Israel

Aeroflot temporarily suspends international flights

Russian airline suspends international flights departing on or after March 8 - other than to Belarus.

Aeroflot temporarily suspends international flights

El Al flight lands unexpectedly due to disruption by passenger

Flight to Prague turns back to Israel due to rowdy passenger.

El Al flight lands unexpectedly due to disruption by passenger

Report: US to ban Russian flights from its airspace

Officials say US government will announce a ban on Russian flights from American airspace as soon as Wednesday.

US to ban Russian flights from its airspace

Israel to end flights to Dubai - starting next month

Disagreements over security protocols at Dubai airport bring Israeli flights to a screeching halt.

Israel to end flights to Dubai - starting next month

Those fleeing Ukraine won't need a pre-flight COVID-19 test

Travelers will fill out a health declaration, undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Israel, Exceptions Committee decides.

Those fleeing Ukraine won't need a pre-flight COVID-19 test

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

Mid-air rape? UK police arrest 40-year-old at airport

London police board flight, arrest 40-year-old British man suspected of in-flight rape.

Mid-air rape? UK police arrest 40-year-old at airport

El Al: Buy one ticket, get the second (almost) free

Discount is capped at eight tickets - four paid, four almost free, and applies only to select dates.

El Al: Buy one ticket, get the second (almost) free

Tourism Minister takes aim at quarantine for children

Tourism Min. Razvozov aims to save Passover tourist season - by eliminating quarantine for children whose parents are vaccinated.

Tourism Minister takes aim at quarantine for children

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?

COVID testing prior to boarding flight home may be scrapped

Government hopes abolishing pre-flight testing will encourage more Israelis to vacation abroad.

COVID testing prior to boarding flight home may be scrapped

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

Israeli government to discuss banning travel to most countries

PM Bennett warns: 'Any minister who votes against action now will bear responsibility for the outbreak.'

Israeli government to discuss banning travel to most countries

US to become a 'red' country next week?

Those foreigners holding entry permits should move flights up if possible, former MK Dov Lipman warns.

US to become a 'red' country next week?

Confirmed COVID-19 case on PM Bennett's flight to Israel

PM Bennett and entire entourage are quarantining, will undergo another PCR test soon.

Confirmed COVID-19 case on PM Bennett's flight to Israel

Air Rescue: EMT treats woman on board a flight from Israel to Newark

Israeli EMT provides life-saving medical treatment on a transatlantic flight. 'I was in the right place at the right time.'

Air Rescue: EMT treats woman on flight from Israel to Newark

Passenger attacks flight staff, plane makes emergency landing

Pilot decides to make an emergency landing in Athens to remove a passenger who attacked flight staff on American Airlines flight to Israel.

Passenger attacks flight staff, plane makes emergency landing

Dozens of Chabad emissaries allegedly harassed on flight to Israel

Emissaries accuse flight attendant of singling them out during the flight, refusing to serve them food and drinks and then calling security.

Chabad emissaries allegedly harassed on flight to Israel

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

Newly recovered from coronavirus? You might not need a PCR test

Israel approves exemption from pre-flight PCR tests for newly-recovered coronavirus patients.

Newly recovered from coronavirus? You might not need a PCR test

Dr. Yakir Kaufman: 'Synagogue isn't more dangerous than a theater with hundreds'

No difference between flights to Uman and to USA, or between synagogues and theaters, coronavirus coordinator for haredi community says.

'Synagogue isn't more dangerous than a theater with hundreds'

Over 20 people removed from flight due to fake coronavirus tests

Passengers present forged coronavirus test results, are removed from flight bound for New York.

Over 20 people removed from flight due to fake coronavirus tests

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Tour group accused of misbehavior and not following mask rules on flight from Kiev to Amsterdam.

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Chabad emissaries receive $2,000 while airborne

Chabad passengers on a flight to New York donated a massive sum for Chabad chapters - while still in the air.

Chabad emissaries receive $2,000 while airborneplayer

First direct flight from Israel lands in Morocco

El Al plane lands in Marrakesh, Morocco, six hours after it took off from Tel Aviv.

First direct flight from Israel lands in Morocco

Flight attendants helpless in face of mask-refusing passengers

Israeli passengers have a list of excuses for why they aren't wearing masks - and flight attendants can't do anything about it.

Flight attendants helpless in face of mask-refusing passengers

Israelis traveling abroad to affirm they'll stick to rules

Health Ministry to require Israelis to affirm avoidance of maximum risk countries.

Israelis traveling abroad to affirm they'll stick to rules

Israir increasing flights to Eilat

As hours of operation at southern airport expected to expand, Israir prepares to add flights connecting central Israel to Eilat.

Israir increasing flights to Eilat

El Al cuts airfare for children in unprecedented sale

El Al to launch unprecedented sale, allowing children to travel for the cost of airport fees, report says.

El Al cuts airfare for children in unprecedented sale

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

Professor Nachman Ash: 'Indian variant already spreading within Israel'

Israel needs to make greater efforts to prevent entry of coronavirus cases, coronavirus czar says.

'Indian variant already spreading within Israel'

55 arrivals from Mexico, India, refuse coronavirus test

Amid concerns that Indian coronavirus variant may be vaccine-resistant, dozens arriving from affected countries refuse coronavirus test.

55 arrivals from Mexico, India, refuse coronavirus test

Government to ban Israelis from traveling abroad?

Health Ministry presents new plan to keep coronavirus infection rate low while returning life in Israel to normal.

Government to ban Israelis from traveling abroad?

Government ministries weigh ending flights from India

Transportation Ministry weighing Health Ministry's demand to cease flights from India due to widescale spread & Indian coronavirus variant.

Government ministries weigh ending flights from India

Yeshiva students prevented from boarding flight in Paris

Air France demands students present proof of medical insurance. Students permitted to board flight after intervention by Israeli embassy.

Yeshiva students prevented from boarding flight in Paris