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Air India's Dreamliner taxis on the tarmac upon arriving in Sydney on August 30, 2013. Australia's first ever Dreamliner passenger flight touched down in Sydney as the airport welcomed direct services from New Delhi to Sydney with Air India. AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty …

Israel PM Eyes Mumbai Flights After Saudi Opens Airspace

JERUSALEM  – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he hopes to slash flight times between Tel Aviv and India’s financial capital Mumbai, days after Air India ran the first scheduled Israel-bound service to cross Saudi airspace.

US Vice President Mike Pence waves after stepping off a plane with his wife Karen Pence upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on January 21, 2018 on the second day of his delayed Middle East tour after visiting Egypt and Jordan. / …

Jerusalem Under Heightened Security for Pence Visit

Israel is bracing for US Vice President Mike Pence’s two-day visit, with thousands of police officers taking part in special security operations and residents preparing for wide-scale traffic disruptions, particularly in Jerusalem where his visit will focus.

MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Prospective pilgrims make the farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba on the last day of Eid Al-Adha, after stoning of the devil ritual during Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on September 15, 2016. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the holy Prophet Ibrahim’'s (Prophet …

Israel Seeks Direct Tel Aviv-Mecca Flights for Pilgrims

TEL AVIV – Israel is working to persuade Saudi Arabia to allow direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mecca for Israeli Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage, building on the same flight route taken by President Donald Trump on his trip to the region in May.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on February 15, 2017

Report: Israel Adding More Pomp to Trump Welcome Ceremony

Israel has made last-minute changes to the airport welcome ceremony organized for visiting US President Donald Trump, adding some pomp, decorum and a speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 10 reported Saturday.

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New, Highly Advanced Control Tower Coming To Ben-Gurion Airport

This summer is expected to be the busiest in the history of Ben-Gurion Airport (TLV). Tourists may not be coming in record numbers, but millions of Israelis will surely be traveling in and out of the holy land, creating plenty of traffic.

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Israel Denies it Detained Turkish Right-Wing Leadership

The Jerusalem Post reports: Claims that Israel detained a delegation from a far-right Turkish party at Ben–Gurion Airport on Thursday, including its leader, Mustafa Destici, are greatly exaggerated, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Security check-point lines stretch well in the baggage claim area 19 October 2001 at Denver International Airport

Global Airports to Mimic Israeli Model After ‘Colossal Failure’ in Brussels

TEL AVIV – In the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks, which a former security chief at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport termed a “colossal failure” of Belgian security, the world is looking to Israel as a model. Authorities in Europe and across the world are tightening security at airports, railway stations, government buildings, and other critical sites after the deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and metro that killed 34 people.