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Open Skies, open airport – a new reality for the airlines

This opening is getting bigger and bigger. Following the “Open Skies” agreement between Israel and Europe that was signed in June 2013, Ben Gurion International airport is opening for the expected extra flights on European routes. From Sunday, terminal 1 west of the airport will serve international flights. Previously the old terminal building mostly served domestic […]

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Israel and the EU – more than just Open Skies

It’s not just about Open Skies. A few days before the Israeli cabinet ratified the Open Skies agreement with the EU, another joint effort offered up its first results.The European Aviation Safety Agency – the EU body responsible for the safety of civil aviation – is in the process of designing its own rules for […]

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EL AL – high time for tough decisions

The approval of the open skies agreement between Israel and the EU was the last blow for EL AL. At this point, Israel’s largest airline will have to make some very fast and dramatic moves in order to survive.The airline anticipated this blow, however, and in the last six months has been busy preparing an […]

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Agreement with the EU is a fact – how will El Al adjust?

The result was expected but the process was faster than I forecast.   In spite of opposition from the Israeli airlines, especially El Al, at the end of last week the Israeli government and the EU finalised negotiations on a comprehensive aviation agreement.   This will gradually open up and integrate the respective markets.   […]

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European air terminals – the backyard

Scientists sometimes go to places that usually are not explored. In some cases this results in surprising findings. That is exactly what happened when they went to see what goes on in the back yard of European airports. A study of European air terminals, conducted by the EU-funded Bemosa project, indicates a definite need to improve security […]

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