Pressure is mounting on flights to rescue Israelis stranded abroad


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After El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL) submitted a request to operate special flights from New York to Israelis stranded abroad due to the closure of Ben Gurion Airport, Chairman of the Knesset Constitution Committee Yaakov Asher (United Torah Judaism) also requested that flights The rescue from the United States to Israel. Asher told the Knesset Constitution Committee that he had asked Transportation Minister Miri Regev and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein to allow rescue flights from the United States in the same format as Israel Aviation and Tourism Limited rescue flights from Frankfurt. Asher said, “We need rescue centers, one in Europe and one in the US. If there are daily flights operating now from Europe, we have to have one every two days from Europe and one every two days from the US. They go through crazy things in time.” They are arriving in Frankfurt and there is no flight leaving the airport and they have to wait locked up in a small room. ” He added, “The Minister of Health has given his approval from a medical professional on this matter. The ball is now in the court of the Ministry of Transport. I have spoken with the minister and the tender director. The Israeli Airports Authority, which also agrees in principle. They are checking that and I hope and I am sure it will be There is good news on that. ” El Al, which wanted to travel to New York today, says there are thousands of passengers stranded there. Elal request has not yet been approved. United and Delta operate daily cargo flights from the United States to Tel Aviv, but they are prohibited from carrying passengers in their empty seats. Airlines hope that it will soon be possible to get in and out of passengers with special exemptions. Arkia Airlines Ltd. also requested permission to operate rescue flights to Dubai, where hundreds of Israelis were stranded. Ben Gurion Airport is officially closed until February 8, but the government is expected to extend the lockdown until February 15 and possibly later due to concerns that Covid species that are resistant to Pfizer vaccination are entering the country. Posted by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – February 4, 2021 © Copyright Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2021


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