Airlines to Israel

Welcome to Airlines To Israel

For a country with a population under 10 million, Israel far exceeds expectations in terms of technological development, entrepreneurship, and overall influence in the world.  Its a place where people want to go -- for business, for tourism, for religious pilgrimage -- and just plain visiting family and friends.  And Israelis travel abroad in droves. 

Airlines have responded, and the Israeli market has grown dramatically over the past decade. The commercial aviation scene in Israel deserves its own blog -- and Airlines To Israel is intended to be just that -- a hub for news, analysis, and historical insights. 

I started the site about a year ago.  And just as it was gearing up -- COVID 19 struck.  And as the airline world grew smaller and bleaker by the day, things got even worse.  El Al, shut down, and Ben Gurion Airport came to a virtual standstill with just a handful of airlines operating.  


Well, sooner or later, the pandemic will end, commercial aviation will start to recover in earnest, and the Israeli commercial aviation scene will reach, and ultimately surpass, it's 2019 levels.  

Paradoxically, there are a lot of recent developments -- largely around the nascent normalization deals between Israel and neighboring Arab States (UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan to date, with more expected in the near future). 

As for me, I have over 20 years experience in commercial aviation. For 14 years I held various marketing roles with Boeing in which I was fortunate enough to travel the world and experience the incredible complexity of international aviation first-hand, visiting airline customers on six continents. I spent five years in investment and business optimization at the FAA, and held positions in financial analysis at US Airways and in airline consulting with AVITAS.  And I am the author of Airspace Closure and Civil Aviation: A Strategic Resource for Airlines Managers.

This blog is in the "walking before running" stage, so please be patient as we build it out.  Ideas and suggestions are always welcome. 

Thanks for your interest. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Steve Jaffe,

(site owner)

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