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Air Canada pauses flights to Israel, one week after resuming them

Air Canada ceases sale of tickets to Israel until the end of May, next flights to take off in June.

Air Canada pauses flights to Israel, one week after resuming them

Air Canada resumes flights to Israel

In first since October, leading Canadian airline to resume flights between Canada and Israel.

Air Canada resumes flights to Israel

Nightmarish flight from Israel to the US

Seven passengers hospitalized after a Newark-bound United Airlines flight from Israel experiences turbulence and high winds.

Nightmarish flight from Israel to the US

El Al competition returns:

Airline giant expected to return to Israel

United Airlines has informed the Israel Airports Authority that it will resume flights in early March 2024, after suspending Israel operations following the outbreak of war.

Airline giant expected to return to Israel

El Al ends flights to two more destinations

El Al announces: Flights to Dublin, Marrakesh, will not restart ahead of summer tourist season.

El Al ends flights to two more destinations

'Taken off because we're Jewish'

Haredi couple sue for antisemitism on flight

Haredi couple are suing JetBlue for $40 million, claiming they were removed from their Aruba-New York flight because they are Jewish.

Haredi couple sue for antisemitism on flight

Haredim taken off plane: 'Imbalance in weight'

Three haredi passengers removed from flight after changing seats for religious reasons. 'This is a violation because of weight imbalance.

Haredim taken off plane: 'Imbalance in weight'

Physician saves passenger during mid-flight medical crisis

Patient loses consciousness twice, flight makes emergency landing at recommendation of doctor traveling on the same flight.

Physician saves passenger during mid-flight medical crisis

Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel

Lufthansa Group announces it will renew flights to Israel, beginning in January.

Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel

Transportation Minister prepares plan for flight stoppage

Minister Miri Regev has presented her plan for the event that all foreign airlines stop flights into Israel.

Transportation Minister prepares plan for flight stoppage

Horror in the skies:

Pilot goes to restroom, dies midflight

Commercial flight from Miami to Chile diverted to Panama after captain found dead in crew bathroom.

Pilot goes to restroom, dies midflight

In first: Direct flight from Israel to Hanoi, Vietnam

Economy Min. Barkat announces: Electronic instead of print visas to travel to Vietnam, direct flight routes to launch this year.

In first: Direct flight from Israel to Hanoi, Vietnam

Heat wave influencing air traffic at Ben Gurion airport

Weather conditions affecting technical systems at Ben Gurion airport may cause delays in takeoffs and landings, Airports Authority says.

Heat wave influencing air traffic at Ben Gurion airport

Direct flights between Israel and Sri Lanka to begin this fall

Israeli airline Arkia to begin operating a route from Tel Aviv to Colombo starting in October.

Direct flights between Israel and Sri Lanka to begin this fall

After four years, Haifa airport resumes international operations

First direct flight from Haifa to Cyprus takes off after 4 years during which the airport did not operate international commercial flights.

After four years, Haifa airport resumes international operations

Israel examining canceling flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

Direct flights began over a year ago, in a step aimed at warming relations between Israel and Egypt and encouraging tourism.

Israel examining canceling flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

Beginning in June: Direct flights from Haifa to Cyprus

First flight expected to take off on June 22, with route operating until after fall holidays.

Beginning in June: Direct flights from Haifa to Cyprus

Historic flight:

'The Israeli flag will fly over Oman for the first time'

El Al captains discuss their excitement minutes before taking off for Bangkok and crossing for the first time over Saudi Arabia and Oman.

'The Israeli flag will fly over Oman for the first time'

Complete Guide to Flight Compensations

People usually struggle to receive their claims after delayed or cancelled flights.

Complete Guide to Flight Compensations

'No evidence of a cyberattack'

FAA: Damaged database file led to flight outages

The outage resulted in almost 9,600 flights being delayed and over 1,300 canceled.

FAA: Damaged database file led to flight outages

Warming of ties:

Israir to operate five flights a week from Israel to Turkey

The flights will operate on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Israir to operate five flights a week from Israel to Turkey

Flight to Florida diverted after passenger found with box cutter

Frontier Airlines flight heading to Florida diverted to Atlanta after passenger on board observed in possession of box cutter.

Flight to Florida diverted after passenger found with box cutter

Israeli tosses cigarette butt into trash in plane bathroom

Flight crew confiscate cigarettes and lighter, use fire extinguisher in bathroom.

Israeli tosses cigarette butt into trash in plane bathroom

El Al reinstates flights to Hong Kong

El Al planning to operate three flights a week to Hong Kong, begins selling tickets.

El Al reinstates flights to Hong Kong

Mississippi:

Plane lands safely after threatening to crash into Walmart

Plane lands safely in Mississippi filed after threatening to crash into Walmart.

Plane lands safely after threatening to crash into Walmart

Ben Gurion Airport: Flight diverted due to drone

United Airlines flight lands 28 minutes late after drone impedes landing at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Ben Gurion Airport: Flight diverted due to drone

“This is our homeland and where we belong.”

This past Tuesday was the first Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight to Israel in almost two years (courtesy of COVID). Op-ed.

“This is our homeland and where we belong.”

Israel to Oman:

'Allow Israeli planes to fly over your territory'

Oman reportedly in no rush to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and permit Israeli flights to fly over its airspace.

'Allow Israeli planes to fly over your territory'

Korean Air to operate flights to Israel

Korean Air, which ceased flights to Israel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to restart route, flying three times a week.

Korean Air to operate flights to Israel

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

The duration of Israeli airlines' eastbound flights is expected to shorten considerably - beginning next week.

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

Surprise strike forces Arkia to cancel flights

Pilots strike amid claims that salary negotiations are not moving forward as they would like; Arkia apologizes to passengers.

Surprise strike forces Arkia to cancel flights

Lufthansa:

Hasidic passengers weren't denied boarding due to antisemitism

Lufthansa will create a position to fight antisemitism after kicking more than 100 hasidic passengers off a flight.

Hasidic passengers weren't denied boarding due to antisemitism

Report:

US pressured Israel to open airport to 'Palestinian' Arabs

Agreement to allow PA Arabs to fly out of Ramon Airport is response to US demand to allow them to fly out of Ben Gurion Int'l Airport.

US pressured Israel to open airport to 'Palestinian' Arabs

Palestinian Authority Arabs to be allowed to fly over Israel?

Palestinian Authority Arabs may soon be allowed to fly over Israeli airspace, on their way from Eilat's airport to Turkey.

Palestinian Authority Arabs to be allowed to fly over Israel?

Report:

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights to use its airspace

Saudis also expected to allow Muslims to take charter flights directly from Israel to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj.

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights to use its airspace

Passengers to be allowed to check in from Haifa

Long lines at Ben Gurion? El Al passengers flying to certain locations will be able to check in from Haifa's airport - starting next week.

Passengers to be allowed to check in from Haifa

Due to manpower shortage:

Passengers disembark over an hour after landing

Passengers arriving from Poland, Turkey, wait to disembark due to manpower shortage at the airport.

Passengers disembark over an hour after landing

Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israel to fly over its airspace

'Hope for breakthrough in relations with Saudi Arabia understandable, but not realistic,' source says.

Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israel to fly over its airspace

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 out

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

Second time in two days:

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

Flight Mix-up:

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 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