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ROUTES Feb 24, 2024 United Airlines Becomes Latest Foreign Carrier to Resume Flights to Tel Aviv Many foreign carriers suspended service to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv amid the October 7 attacks and Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Three U.S. carriers - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines - suspended their routes serving Israel from various U.S. destinations. However, United will become the first American carrier to resume flying to Tel Aviv by reinstating nonstop flights from its Newark (EWR) hub. Read More →
NEWS Feb 16, 2024 Parents Sue United Airlines After Six-Year-Old Daughter Burned by Hot Meal Falling Off Tray Table An Israeli couple is suing United Airlines after their six-year-old daughter was burned by a hot meal that fell off a malfunctioning tray table. The incident occurred on a flight from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Newark (EWR) in July 2022. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 El Al Removes Two More International Routes as Airline Faces Uncertain Future El Al has eliminated its routes to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Both routes, operated from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv, have suffered from low travel demand due to Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. This announcement comes only a week after El Al suspended flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg after an International Court of Justice ruling on the Gaza war. Read More →
NEWS Jan 27, 2024 El Al Suspends Flights to South Africa After ICJ Ruling on Gaza War El Al Israel Airlines announced the suspension of its Johannesburg route at the end of March. This decision is attributed to a significant drop in demand, which comes amidst ongoing tensions between Israel and South Africa regarding the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case on alleged Israeli human rights violations in the Palestinian territories. Read More →
NEWS Nov 25, 2023 GPS Spoofing: Why are Planes Getting Hacked in the Middle East? In a recent development that has raised alarms among aviation experts, dozens of commercial airliners flying over parts of the Middle East have reported experiencing GPS spoofing attacks in recent months. These attacks involve the transmission of false GPS signals, effectively tricking aircraft navigation systems into believing they are in a different location than their actual position. Read More →
NEWS Nov 21, 2023 United Airlines Suspends Pilot for Israel-Hamas War Comments United Airlines came under fire this week after one of its pilots expressed praise for the October 7 attacks in Israel. Although Mossallam created this post on October 7, his views were only well-publicized once Stop Antisemitism shared screenshots of his Facebook post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on November 20. On November 21, a spokesperson from United said that the pilot was removed from service with pay and the airline will look further into the situation. Read More →
NEWS Nov 11, 2023 U.S. Drone Shot Down Near Yemen Amid Rising Middle East Tensions On the week of November 6, a United States military drone was shot down in the Middle East. The shootdown comes among rising tensions between the United States and its ally Israel and Iran. In recent weeks, the United States military has slowly increased it's presence in the Middle East over fears of Israel's conflict with Hamas escalating into a regional conflict. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Oct 30, 2023 Illegally Entering Airports: Mob Storms Russian Airport in Search of Jewish Passengers On October 29, a large mob stormed Makhachkala Uytash Airport (MCX) in southern Russia to hunt down Israeli and Jewish passengers. The group expressed anger at a Red Wings Airlines flight from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv scheduled to land at the airport. Read More →
NEWS Oct 23, 2023 El Al Making Significant Capacity Changes to Accomodate Stranded Passengers Conflict usually creates logistical challenges for airlines and the war in Israel-Palestine is no different. El Al has been forced to make numerous capacity changes and flout international guidelines to repatriate passengers. Airlines serving Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) have been forced to suspend service and serve passengers through "nearby" airports in other countries. Read More →
NEWS Oct 20, 2023 Multiple French Airports Receive Bomb Threats, Evacuate On Wednesday October 18, multiple major and smaller French airports received identical bomb threats from an anonymous source. This comes as tensions between Palestinians and Israelis are rising in France as a result of the rising tensions between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas in the Middle East. Read More →