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

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #930 on: January 29, 2018, 11:54:59 AM »
I guess this dashes any hopes for a good fifth freedom flight.  ;)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-28/qatar-agrees-to-transparency-to-resolve-u-s-airline-dispute

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Qatar Airways will commit to [...] not run any indirect flights to the U.S. through other countries
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #931 on: January 29, 2018, 12:28:45 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #932 on: January 29, 2018, 03:07:02 PM »
Erm, why this thread?
Just because I was in a good mood, so I figured I'd put it in the most unexpected thread. And after all, I added context.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #933 on: January 30, 2018, 07:09:27 AM »
Erm, why this thread?

Because  ExTLV is the only route that isn't effected by the Gluf carriers.

Airlines sending me "We're in this together" emails.

Bruh, where were you when my suitcase weighed it 51.50 pounds?

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #934 on: January 30, 2018, 04:48:03 PM »
Because  ExTLV is the only route that isn't effected by the Gluf carriers likely to ever get a fifth freedom flight.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #935 on: January 30, 2018, 05:22:08 PM »
Ftfy
I thought you would write because a fifth freedom is the only way to use the gulf carriers to TLV without adding a second stopover.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #936 on: February 04, 2018, 04:57:18 AM »
Any better source on Arkia flying to NY?

From: http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-record-air-passenger-traffic-in-2016-1001173702 last paragraph
"Arkia Airlines Ltd. and Israir Airlines and Tourism Ltd. also improved their result, posting a 30% rise in activity: 650,000 passengers on Arkia and 550,000 on Israir. Both companies are expanding their destination maps, with Arkia also planning to fly to New York and Thailand."

Well, now we presumably have a schedule and fares for TLV-BKK flights on Arkia.

Sorry, only Hebrew sources so far. Seems like Arkia is leasing a 763 for these flights. July and August service planned for Tuesdays (00:50 eastbound, 19:40 westbound) and unfortunately a second weekly flight on Shabbos, with fares as low as $350 in economy (promo, restrictions etc.), and $999 in business (each way, presumably requiring RT purchase).

http://www.mako.co.il/news-money/consumer-q1_2018/Article-5bfd0f5b0106161004.htm

https://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001222198

http://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5083864
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #937 on: February 04, 2018, 07:22:05 AM »
Well, now we presumably have a schedule and fares for TLV-BKK flights on Arkia.

Sorry, only Hebrew sources so far. Seems like Arkia is leasing a 763 for these flights. July and August service planned for Tuesdays (00:50 eastbound, 19:40 westbound) and unfortunately a second weekly flight on Shabbos, with fares as low as $350 in economy (promo, restrictions etc.), and $999 in business (each way, presumably requiring RT purchase).

http://www.mako.co.il/news-money/consumer-q1_2018/Article-5bfd0f5b0106161004.htm

https://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001222198

http://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5083864

Forgive my ignorance, what does Arkia’s business class look like? Those seem like a amazing rates.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #938 on: February 04, 2018, 08:04:23 AM »

Forgive my ignorance, what does Arkia’s business class look like? Those seem like a amazing rates.
I have no clue.

I doubt if they even have a business class on any of their existing routes. They are leasing widebodies specifically for this route.

TBH, not expecting anything worthwhile.
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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #939 on: February 04, 2018, 11:07:58 AM »
The prices are good, but mile redemptions in J aren't that onerous from TLV-BKK (e.g. AA is 40K each way, plus 10% back if you have one of the CCs).

Very curious to see what product they will offer, at any rate.

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #940 on: February 07, 2018, 06:54:12 AM »
Flights TLV-BOM to be reduced by 2 hours as they can overfly Saudi airspace - also opens the way for Air India to fly

https://www.thejc.com/news/world/flights-between-israel-and-india-to-shorten-after-saudi-arabia-opens-its-airspace-1.458222

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #941 on: February 07, 2018, 08:36:08 AM »
Flights TLV-BOM to be reduced by 2 hours as they can overfly Saudi airspace - also opens the way for Air India to fly

https://www.thejc.com/news/world/flights-between-israel-and-india-to-shorten-after-saudi-arabia-opens-its-airspace-1.458222
Opens new possibilities for tlv-mle
Curious to see what equipment they’ll use

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Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« Reply #944 on: February 07, 2018, 10:02:38 AM »
Can you please post the article?
"El Al demanded on Wednesday that Israeli authorities will allow the airline to fly over Saudi airspace following reports that said the Saudis granted Air India approval to operate flights from New Delhi to Tel Aviv over its airspace.

This is the first time the Saudis are allowing flights to Israel to use their airspace.

Following the reports, Michael Strausberger, El Al's recently appointed vice president for commercial and industry affairs, said he expects that the same approval would be given to Israeli airlines

"We at El Al, and I assume that other Israeli airlines share our view, hope and believe that Saudi Arabia will also allow Israeli airlines, who fly from or to Israel – and not only foreign airlines – to fly over its territory," Strausberger said.

"It's clear that there is no difference between an Israeli passenger who flies in a plane that takes off or lands in Israel with a foreign airline or with an Israeli airline," he added, noting that no passenger or airline should be discriminated against.

Strausberger said that El Al has already asked Israeli authorities for such approval. "We approached the prime minister, the Civil Aviation Authority, the transportation minister and the Shin Bet and said that we expect equal opportunity among the carriers."

The new route over Saudi Arabia, which was granted to Air India, has a clear advantage, he stressed. "It will allow airlines to shorten flight durations and will reduce flight costs and as a result lower prices for passengers."