Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13 Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4800 times:
EL-AL has suspended flights between isranel and istanbul. due to a dispute with airport security in istanbul.
as Turkey is the most touristit holiday destination for the israeli, ther are 100s of them stranded... how will they get back to israel/turkey... will EL-AL be liable for all the flight transfers ?
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
Avi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 958 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4684 times:
El-Al makes sure that all its passengers on the canceled flights will have alternate flights.
Up to now 2 flights were canceled, the last Thursday flight and this evening (Saturday) flight.
The suspension is for all the Israelis companies and not just El-Al.
Everybody hopes that tomorrow that problem will be solved.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4459 times:
Relations between Turkey and Israel right now have never been lower.
Turkey strongly condemned the recent demolition of homes in Rafah by Israeli forces. This caused Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul to label Israel as a "terrorist state."
The current troubles between Turkey and Israel may be the reason why Ataturk Int'l authorities refused to allow El Al to continue its tough airport security procedures, possibly to intentionally make them stop flying to Istanbul....
Are any other Turkish destinations affected or is it only Istanbul?
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
LY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2283 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
According to Maariv daily newspaper Sun Dor and Israir will resume flights to Antalya this evening. Since Sun Dor is using LY crews and equipment I hope that LY is one step away from resuming service to IST as well. (Apparently the security problem was only an issue in IST )