Israel-Bound Flights Banned from New Munich Terminal


lufthansaThe Israeli Ministry of Transportation will be asked to appeal a recent decision by the German authorities not to allow Lufthansa flights to Israel to leave from a newly-built terminal, and have them take off from an old terminal instead. Lufthansa recently inaugurated a new private terminal at Munich’s airport. A spokesman for the German airline explained that the decision was made by the Bavarian authorities, which cited security concerns as the main reason for having Israelis undergo security checks in a separate venue.

“It’s out of our hands,” he added.Israeli officials were outraged by the decision. “No excuse for this issue makes sense,” a senior Israeli transportation official said Sunday. “It’s not like there aren’t any security arrangements in the new terminal. We’ll ask the Transportation Ministry to intervene,” he added.

{Ynet/Yair Israel}