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Israeli passport Credit: Shutterstock Israel to tackle 700,000 passport backlog

The Population and Immigration Authority has introduced new methods to shorten waiting times.

Kenny Rozenberg Credit: Yossi Zamir El Al to move US HQ from New York to Miami

The Israeli airline said that moving the US head office to Miami will save the airline $500,000 annually.

El Al Photo: Sivan Faraj Higher fuel prices offset surging El Al sales

El Al's revenue jumped 146% in the first quarter of 2022, but it posted a net loss of $66 million.

Paris Credit: Shutterstock Israelis to need online authorization to enter EU from 2023

From May 2023, Israelis entering the European Union Schengen Zone will require prior online authorization and will need to pay €7.

El Al aircraft  credit: Yoav Yaari El Al seen negotiating with restive pilots

After the cancellation of eleven flights, the pilots' demand to return to pre-Covid pay levels may be at least partly met.

Ben Gurion airport Credit: Ronen Meshi Tourism to Israel in April far below 2019 levels

216,400 foreign tourists visited Israel during April, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Ben Gurion airport Photo: Shlomi Yosef Covid testing on entering Israel to end

Israel will stop requiring passengers landing at Ben Gurion airport and entering Israel to undergo PCR testing from Friday, May 20, the Health Ministry has announced.

Air Cairo Credit: Sivan Farag Air Cairo launches Tel Aviv - Sharm El Sheikh flights

Air Cairo joins three Israeli airlines - El Al unit Sun D'Or, Arkia and Israir which each launched three weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Sharm El Sheikh in March.

Ben Gurion Airport duty free Credit: Cadya Levy Israelis can travel with foreign passports until January 2023

With the Ministry of Interior struggling to keep up with demand for renewing passports, the order allowing dual citizens to travel abroad on foreign passports has been extended until January 1, 2023.

Wizzair Credit: Shutterstock Peter Leczo Wizz Air dumps Tel Aviv passengers 200 miles from London

The airline left passengers on Sunday night's Tel Aviv - London Gatwick flight in Doncaster in Northern England, and told them to find their own way home.

Ben Gurion Airport duty free Credit: Cadya Levy Israel footing bill for Covid positive foreign tourists

Israeli government policy is that foreign tourists who test positive for Covid must be accommodated in a government-run Covid hotel.

Omri Morgenshtern Credit: Agoda PR Omri Morgenshtern appointed Agoda CEO

Morgenshtern joined Agoda in 2014 after the acquisition of Israeli online marketing optimization startup Qlika.

IES signs Negev Airpark MoU with Avolon leasing co

The park, adjacent to Uvda airport, will provide storage, parking and maintenance services to one of the world's largest commercial aircraft leasing companies.

David Fattal Photo: PR Fattal raises €315m to buy 30 European hotels

Fattal CFO Shahar Aka: The Covid crisis has created an opportunity in Europe to buy hotel assets at attractive prices.

Three hour line at Taba border crosssing Photo: Israel Airports Authority Israelis flock to Egypt for Passover holiday

An estimated 5,000 people crossed into Egypt over the Taba border today, while the first three flights took off from Ben Gurion Airport to Sharm El Sheikh.

Ben Gurion airport Photo: Bar Lavi Ben Gurion airport records busiest day since Covid outbreak

There have been long lines at the country's main airport as Israeli vacationers begin their Passover exodus.

Dina Ben-Tal Ganacia Photo: Ronen Dvash El Al names Dina Ben-Tal Ganancia CEO

Appointed from within El Al, Ben-Tal Ganacia is the first woman to head it, and one of very few female CEOs in the global aviation industry.

Ben Gurion airport struggles to cope with flood of travelers

The forecast is that 1.5 million passengers will pass through the airport in April, with 70,000-75,000 per day during the Passover holiday.

Selina founders Rafael Museri and Daniel Rudasevski Photo: Inbal Marmari Selina opens three new Israel hostels

The three new hostels are the Tel Aviv Beach, Mantur Parod in the Galilee and Selina Kinneret.

Avigal Soreq Photo: Eyal Izhar El Al CEO Avigal Soreq resigns

Soreq is leaving El Al to be appointed Delek US CEO.

Herods Dead Sea Hotel  credit: PR Fattal posts year of recovery

Rising hotel occupancy rates as Covid-19 restrictions eased boosted Fattal Holdings' revenue 60% in 2021.

Kempinski David Hotel Tel Aviv bar  credit: Sivan Askayo Kempinski opens Tel Aviv's first super-deluxe hotel

The 34-floor Kempinski David Tel Aviv Hotel boasts a 380 square-meter suite with a private swimming pool.

Taxis at Ben Gurion Airport  credit: Tamar Matsafi Transport Ministry challenged over airport taxi rip-offs

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel has taken up cases of flagrant overcharging of tourists at Ben Gurion Airport reported by "Globes".

Teddy Sagi Photo: Yonatan Bloom Sagi's Layam to sell duty free products on Arkia flights

Layam will replace James Richardson, which has until now provided the duty-free products sold on Arkia flights.

Dubai Photo: Shutterstock Tel Aviv - Dubai flights canceled as security spat persists

Israeli airlines have been forced to cancel dozens of flights on the Tel Aviv - Dubai route, for which tickets have already been sold.

Sharm El Sheikh Photo: Shutterstock Israeli airlines to launch Tel Aviv-Sharm El Sheikh flights

After an agreement between Israel and Egypt, Israir and Arkia are hoping to operate flights starting from the Passover holiday.

Emirates Airline Photo: Emirates Emirates to launch Tel Aviv - Dubai flights in June

Emirates said that the daily flights have been timed to provide optimum connection options to destinations like Thailand, India, Philippines, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship Photo: Royal Caribbean PR Royal Caribbean names Haifa as homeport

The cruise giant will operate 28 cruises between Israel, Cyprus and the Greek Islands between August and October.

Covid-19 test at Ben Gurion Airport  credit: Shlomi Yosef Covid tests at Ben Gurion Airport to cost less

Travelers will now be able to choose between a regular test and a more expensive one with quicker results.

Royal Air Maroc Photo: Shutterstock Vytautas Kielaitis Royal Air Maroc inaugurates Tel Aviv - Casablanca flights

Royal Air Maroc will operate four weekly flights on the Tel Aviv - Casablanca route with fares costing about $440 return.

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