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 Most of the international airlines operate flights to Israel.

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Air Travel to Israel


 Most of the international airlines operate flights to Israel.  El Al, operates many direct flights from the United States, Europe, the Far East, and Africa. 
Other Israeli airlines such as Arkia and Israir operate flights from central locations in Europe.  There are no direct flights to Israel from distant locations such as Australia or South Africa, or from countries that have no diplomatic relations with Israel.  It is therefore a good idea to reserve a connecting flight from these places, or to arrive in Europe and then purchase a ticket to Israel.


Flight times to Israel from some cities:

From London - about 4 ½ hours

From Los Angeles - about 17 hours

From New York - about 11 hours

From Singapore - about 11 hours


Most international flights land at Ben Gurion Airport, which is located near the town of Lod - approximately a half hour’s drive from Tel Aviv.  Ben Gurion airport has recently opened a new, modern terminal with a large variety of duty-free shops, restaurants, and coffeehouses.  Some flights from Europe also land at Sde Dov in north Tel Aviv or at Ovda Airport near Eilat.



Israel Airport Authority
Telephone: 011-972 3-975-5555



El Al Israel Airlines
Telephone: 972 3-9771111

Arkia Airlines 
Telephone: 972-3-690- 3712 

Israir Airlines
Reservations: 877-ISRAIR-1/ 516-593-1785
Telephone: 972 1-700-505-777



International Airline Companies that have offices in Israel:


Air Canada
Reservations: 972-3-6072111
Tel: 011-972-3-6072111

Tel: 011-972-3-7960760


Air France 
Tel: 011-972-3-7555050


Austrian Airlines 
Package reservations: 1- 800-790-4682
Airline reservations: 1- 800-843-0002
Tel:011- 972-3-5115111

British Airways 
Tel: 011- 972-3-6061555


Continental Airlines 
International Reservation:1- 800-231-0856
Tel: 011- 972-3-5116777



Delta Air Lines
International Reservations: 1- 800-241-4141

Tel: 011- 972-3-5163239


Tel: 011-972-3-7967999

Lufthansa German Airlines 
Tel: 011-972-1-800-937-1-937


Lot Polish Airlines 
Tel:011- 972-3-5104044/5

Tel: 011-972-3-

Swiss Intl. Airline 
Tel: 011-972-3-7148555, 1-700-700-257


Tel:011- 972-3-5275526


Turkish Airlines 
Tel: 011-972-3-


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