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First Israel-Tunisia Direct Flight!  
User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I have read an article in an Israeli travel news site that in order to facilitate the visit of Israeli Jews to Djerba, a direct charter flight will be operated between Israel and Tunisia which would the first of its kind in the history of both countries.

Here is the link to the article http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3088323,00.html

There are rumours that Karthago Airlines from Tunisia will be opertaing those flights.
Does anybody have more on this issue? What airline? Which route? The schedules?


Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Personnaly I'm waiting for an EK TLV-DXB.
Hopefully it will be soon


User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Given that if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport, you'll be refused entry into the UAE, unfortunately I do not see an EK DXB-TLV flight happening anytime soon. I do wish however, that such a flight happens very soon.


Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints
User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

That's not quite true, Israeli officials have visited DXB before

User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

There was a very important event in Dubai in 2003, I forgot what it was exactly, but that was the only time when Israeli passport holders were allowed into Dubai... and they were VIPs. It is a fact that as things stand to this very day, you will be refused entry into the UAE if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport.


Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Quoting Emirates Skies (Reply 2):
I do not see an EK DXB-TLV flight happening anytime soon. I do wish however, that such a flight happens very soon.

I don't see much point of having a "superficial" DXB-TLV service when in reality the Arab world & Israel are more or less in a "state of war". Get the peace process sorted once and for all, then you can talk business.


User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3484 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Karthago is owned by relatives of the President, so it won't be a surprise !!! It's not a good piece of news anyway  Wink

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting Ts-ior (Reply 6):
It's not a good piece of news anyway

In an aviation point of view, it is certainely not that bad!!!



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting KEno (Reply 5):
I don't see much point of having a "superficial" DXB-TLV service when in reality the Arab world & Israel are more or less in a "state of war". Get the peace process sorted once and for all, then you can talk business.

Perhaps it's "superficial" gestures like that, that can give the peace process the kick start it needs.  candle  It wouldn't be the silliest idea out there.



"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Would the same charter take tunisians wishing to visit the muslim holysites in Jerusalem?


I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

I suppose this TLV-Djerba is workable because it links Israel with an important site for the Jews in Tunisia, not to mention that Djerba used to (or still does?) have a large number of Jewish population. With that said, I'm not sure if such air link could work between TLV & Tunis because that's when politic comes in.

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 8):
Perhaps it's "superficial" gestures like that, that can give the peace process the kick start it needs. It wouldn't be the silliest idea out there.

If that could somehow work, I don't see why not?  Smile

This earlier thread deals with the feasibility of a TLV-DXB service if anyone's interested :-

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/1952588


User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

you will be refused entry into the UAE if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport.

That is actually not correct, as far as Dubai is concerned. Had friends who used to live and work in Tel Aviv traveling from BEG to DXB on holiday and they had no problems what-so-ever, after confirming it with the local immigration authorities. Cannot comment on other emirates though.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16259 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Quoting KEno (Reply 5):
I don't see much point of having a "superficial" DXB-TLV service when in reality the Arab world & Israel are more or less in a "state of war". Get the peace process sorted once and for all, then you can talk business.

One way of jump-starting the peace process is to build commercial/business relations, and direct flights are certainly one way of doing this.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

To get around this, from what I understand, you can get a passport for visiting Isreal only in the US. That way, the stamps won't exclude you from other places.

But I visited Isreal during the late 90s lull in danger, saw all sorts of history and holy sites from all sorts of religions, which proved to me that NOBODY is occupying anyone's land, since the further you go back, the more you can see that everyone has owned that land at one point. Arab cities layerd on crusader cities layered on roman cities layered on jewish cities layered on etc.

I have a stamp, so I can't visit the Arab world in many places until I renew my passport. But that really doesn't bother me right now. Things need a few years to cool off...



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
I have a stamp, so I can't visit the Arab world in many places until I renew my passport. But that really doesn't bother me right now. Things need a few years to cool off...

If your Dutch they give you a paper with a stamp which they staple in your passport and remove when you leave. Good idea, and very usefull for businessmen


User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 14):
If your Dutch they give you a paper with a stamp which they staple in your passport and remove when you leave. Good idea, and very usefull for businessmen

Very true - Israel has a special agreement with the BENELUX countries for that issue.

[Edited 2005-05-24 21:23:27]

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