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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Gurion_Airport#Airlinesanddestinations

Austria
Vienna – Austrian Airlines, El Al, WizzAir (begins June 2018) Bluebird Airways

Belgium
Brussels – Brussels Airlines, El Al, Ryan Air

BULGARIA
Sofia – Bulgaria Air, El Al, WizzAir
Varna – WizzAir

Canada
Montreal – Air Canada (from May to Jan.), Air Transat (summer only)
Toronto – Air Canada, Air Transat (begins June 2018), El Al
Many travelers from Canada connect via Europe – popular airlines for connecting with good fares and convenient times include Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, and Swiss.

China
Beijing – El Al, Hainan Airlines
Guangzhou – Hainan Airlines (begins in 2018)
Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific, El Al
Shanghai – Hainan Airlines
Shenzhen – Hainan Airlines (begins in 2018)

Cyprus
Larnaca – Arkia, Cobalt, Cyprus Air, El Al UP, TUS Air
Paphos – Ryanair

Czech Republic
Prague – El Al/UP, Smartwings,

Denmark
Copenhagen – Norweigan Air Shuttle

France
Paris – Air France, Arkia, ASL (begins summer 2018), easyJet, El Al, Transavia, XL Airways France
Lyon – Transavia, easyJet (from spring 2018)
Bordeaux – easyJet (from spring 2018)
Marseille – El Al
Nice – Air France (seasonal), Israir, easyJet (from spring 2018)

Germany
Baden-Baden – Ryanair
Berlin – easyJet (Schonefeld and Tegel), Germania (Tegel), El Al/UP (Schonefeld), Israir (Schonefeld)
Dusseldorf – Germania,
Frankfurt – El Al, Lufthansa
Hamburg – Germania
Munich – Arkia, El Al, Lufthansa
Nuremberg – Germania
Stuttgart – Arkia (seasonal), Israir (seasonal)

Greece
Athens – Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, El Al
Seasonal and charter flights are available from many of the Greek Islands

Hungary
Budapest – El Al/UP, Wizz Air
Debrecen – WizzAir

Iceland
Rejkjavik – WOW Air

India
Mumbai – El Al
New Delhi – Air India

Italy
Rome – Alitalia, El Al, Vueling, Ryanair
Milan – easyJet, El Al, Ryanair
Florence – Vueling (summer only)
Naples – easyJet
Venice – El Al, easyJet
Verona – El Al

Latvia
Riga – Air Baltic, WizzAir

Lithuania
Vilnius  – WizzAir

Netherlands
Amsterdam – easyJet, El Al, KLM, Transavia
Eindhoven – Transavia

Poland
Gdansk – LOT, Ryanair
Katowice – Wizz Air
Krakow – Ryanair, Sun DOr (El Al)
Lublin -LOT
Poznan – LOT, Ryanair
Rzeszow – LOT
Warsaw – El Al, LOT, Wizz Air
Wroclaw – LOT, Ryanair

ROMANIA
Bucharest – BlueAir, El Al, Tarom, Wizz Air
Cluj – BlueAir, WizzAir
Craiova – WizzAir
Iasi – Tarom, WizzAir
Timisoara – WizzAir

Slovakia
Bratislava – Smartwings (seasonally)

South Africa
Johannesburg – El Al
Many travelers from South Africa fly via Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines

Spain
Barcelona – Air Europa (seasonally) El Al, Norweigan Air Shuttle, Vueling
Madrid – Air Europa, El Al, Iberia, Smartwings (seasonally)
Tenerife-South – Smartwings (seasonally)

Sweden
Stockholm – Norwegian Air Shuttle

Switzerland
Geneva – easyJet, El Al
Basel – easyJet
Zurich – El Al, Swiss

Thailand
Bangkok – Arkia (begins July 2018), El Al

Turkey
Istanbul – Atlas Global, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines

United Kingdom

London – British Airways (Heathrow), easyJet (Luton and Gatwick), El Al (Luton and Heathrow), WizzAir (Luton)
Manchester – easyJet, Sun DOR (seasonal)

USA
Boston – El Al
Los Angeles – El Al
Miami – El Al
New York City – Delta (JFK), El Al (JFK and Newark), United (Newark)
San Francisco – United Airlines, El Al (begins May 2019)
Las Vegas - El Al
Washington DC (Dulles IAD) - United

HT: ItsYehuda
&
https://www.touristisrael.com/full-list-flights-tel-aviv-israel/12331/

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2190 on: August 06, 2020, 08:22:43 PM »
I can't see any indication of them listening to me from the article you quoted. I'm not surprised as my updated email to the relevant powers hasn't gone out yet, and I doubt they're on DDF.

On a side note, it's amazing what kind of brainwashing goes on in Israel (through the general media). All they can talk about is 17,000 "Avrechim" being allowed to enter Israel. The average joe on street thinks it's some kind of preferential treatment, when there is nothing further from the truth. I just spoke to someone this morning, and after he mentioned that to me, I told him how short sighted they all are. Rather than welcoming thousands of American tourists with sensible safe policies, they are rejecting everyone. And then he tells me that he wishes he could travel out of the country, when I asked what's stopping you, he said he doesn't want to quarantine upon return.
The joke is that that based on aryeh deri's interview the number of boys for yeshivas is maybe 4000 the majority of these permits are for masa, taglit and etc. Which I'm sure bring in a fortune to local businesses, tourism and etc.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2191 on: August 06, 2020, 09:43:36 PM »
How do you propose gettoing around the incubation period for everyone other than you?

How is Germany dealing with it?

How would they deal with it for people traveling to/from "Green" countries?

How does a positive test make a difference?

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2192 on: August 06, 2020, 09:44:45 PM »
I can't see any indication of them listening to me from the article you quoted. I'm not surprised as my updated email to the relevant powers hasn't gone out yet, and I doubt they're on DDF.

Emails sent.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2193 on: August 06, 2020, 09:46:03 PM »
How is Germany dealing with it?

How would they deal with it for people traveling to/from "Green" countries?

How does a positive test make a difference?
Are they? What does it make a difference what they are doing? Either it is meaningful or it isn't.
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2194 on: August 06, 2020, 09:48:52 PM »
Are they? What does it make a difference what they are doing? Either it is meaningful or it isn't.
If a negative test within a certain time from departure, and another upon arrival aren't sufficient, אין לדבר סוף!  And how is allowing tourists any riskier than the domestic population?
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2195 on: August 06, 2020, 09:50:09 PM »
If a negative test within a certain time from departure, and another upon arrival aren't sufficient, אין לדבר סוף!  And how is allowing tourists any riskier than the domestic population?
Q quarantine helps for that
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2196 on: August 06, 2020, 09:56:47 PM »
Q quarantine helps for that

Why would you quarantine arrivals over any random Israeli?
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2197 on: August 06, 2020, 10:09:04 PM »
I wouldn't, but testing is of minimal benefit. Quarantine does have a clear benefit.
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2198 on: August 07, 2020, 03:29:29 PM »
I wouldn't, but testing is of minimal benefit. Quarantine does have a clear benefit.

But since they're not quarantining EVERYONE then why not exclude from quarantine requirements a subset where there's reason to believe the risk is substantially lower?
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2199 on: August 09, 2020, 04:23:43 AM »
The joke is that that based on aryeh deri's interview the number of boys for yeshivas is maybe 4000 the majority of these permits are for masa, taglit and etc. Which I'm sure bring in a fortune to local businesses, tourism and etc.

I, personally, am disappointed with the way it was handled.  I certainly understand the positive economic aspects, but it still leaves a bad taste in the public's mouth.

My family is still in the U.S. and would love to visit.  They also spend plenty of money on dining, lodging, and shopping every visit.  Why should they be treated differently?

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2200 on: August 09, 2020, 08:47:26 AM »
I, personally, am disappointed with the way it was handled.  I certainly understand the positive economic aspects, but it still leaves a bad taste in the public's mouth.

My family is still in the U.S. and would love to visit.  They also spend plenty of money on dining, lodging, and shopping every visit.  Why should they be treated differently?
Huge difference. These students come now, quarantine for 2 weeks and then are in Israel for the whole year. After their quarantine, they’re just as much of a threat as any other Israeli.
Tourists come and go much more frequently, and they have no control or data on them.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2201 on: August 09, 2020, 08:47:41 AM »
I, personally, am disappointed with the way it was handled.  I certainly understand the positive economic aspects, but it still leaves a bad taste in the public's mouth.

My family is still in the U.S. and would love to visit.  They also spend plenty of money on dining, lodging, and shopping every visit.  Why should they be treated differently?
If they are willing to take Covid tests before and after arrival and quarantine for two weeks, they should be allowed in (I am stating my opinion, not the official policy).

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2202 on: August 09, 2020, 03:46:20 PM »
Huge difference. These students come now, quarantine for 2 weeks and then are in Israel for the whole year. After their quarantine, they’re just as much of a threat as any other Israeli.
Tourists come and go much more frequently, and they have no control or data on them.

I must admit that you have a point.  I forgot about the fact that these folks will be here for an extended period of time and not just the typical 1-3 weeks a tourist might spend.  I still think exceptions should be made for non-citizen immediate family of citizens (parents, siblings, grandparents).  With testing/quarantine, of course.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2203 on: August 13, 2020, 06:31:46 AM »
https://www.ynet.co.il/article/rkg0qKGfw

I'm very confused about the agreement with Greece. Why only 600 Israelis per week?

Also what prevents me from flying to Athens, then wonder around Europe freely, and back to Israel through Athens / Crete / Corfu, without quarantine on the way back?

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #2204 on: August 13, 2020, 09:38:39 AM »
https://www.ynet.co.il/article/rkg0qKGfw

I'm very confused about the agreement with Greece. Why only 600 Israelis per week?

Also what prevents me from flying to Athens, then wonder around Europe freely, and back to Israel through Athens / Crete / Corfu, without quarantine on the way back?
It sounds like they're trying to restart tourism gradually, so they need to choose some limit.  Each tourist will be quarantined in Greece, until the results of the second test, so presumably they have some quarantine facility available for those hours (or days?), and the size of that might be limiting.

Actually, I don't know anything about this, and am just posting because I enjoyed the image of someone "wondering" around the amazing sites in Europe.