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Airlines prepare for arrival of open skies agreement

The postponed air agreement between Israel and the EU will again be put on the table after the new Israeli government is formed. In the meantime, Israeli airlines, especially the smaller ones, are taking steps to be better ready for the open skies reality that the agreement will create. One example is Israir. This small […]

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Monopoly declaration another blow to El Al

As if it didn’t have enough already, El Al was hit with another problem earlier this week.The Israel Antitrust Authority on September 9 declared the airline a monopoly in providing security services to the other two Israeli airlines, Arkia and Israir.This decision brings to an end a long dispute caused by El Al supplying the […]

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Redundant employees only part of the burden on El Al’s wings

Some good fuel hedging agreements may result in a small profit for El Al at the end of this year, but this will not change the Israeli airline’s core problem – about 1,000 redundant employees.   The 6,000+ employees of El Al are the heavy weight that is worsening the airline’s situation to a point where it […]

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The “side effects” of terror – flying near the Sinai desert

The threat of terror is putting the airline industry under pressure without even performing a hostile act. The security apparatus that surrounds the industry worldwide has an enormous price tag. Now, the potential threat may force two Israeli airlines to phase out a certain type of aircraft used on domestic flights.This is the situation – […]

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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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Effects of the aviation agreement between Israel and Europe

There is no reason why a small country such as Israel should have three international airlines that compete with each other and with dozens of foreign carriers flying regular and charter flights to the country.The strange situation is a result of wrong decisions by the managements and by the Israeli antitrust commissioner. This government official […]

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Protecting the passenger aircraft – the process begins

Passenger aircraft were not designed to carry countermeasures. However, the world has changed and these aircraft are easy targets for terrorists with shoulder-launched missiles.   Israel will become the first country to impose rules on the installation of such countermeasures on the fleet of the country’s airlines.   However, this is already creating problems and […]

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EL AL’s unique built-in problems on the way to profitability

EL AL is in a desperate race to go back to profitability. The Israeli airline could make money – a lot of money – but it has some built-in problems that have not been solved, despite the fact that some could be solved relatively easy.So far, EL AL failed in all its efforts to join […]

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Israel’s aviation security authority – a good idea foiled

 By ARIE EGOZI When politicians are involved in choosing an alternative we should always expect the wrong selection. And often, when a politician makes the right one,  another comes along  and prevents its implementation. This is exactly what happened recently in what seemed to be a revolution concerning the security of the Israeli commercial aviation.The plan […]

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An Israeli “hub” in Jordan

The geopolitical circumstances in the Middle East are creating very interesting if not strange situations. One of these is the fact that Jordan’s capital Amman has become Israel’s hub to the Far East. EL AL, the Israeli airline, flies to some Far East destinations, using a safe route over the Red Sea. Because of the direct […]

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