Due to strained budgets, many El Al flights may be canceled due to lack of security personnel at foreign airports, Haaretz reported. The problem could worsen towards around Pesach and the summer, when air traffic peaks.
Shortage of security personnel disrupted El Al flights over Pesach last year.
The Foreign Ministry said likewise that it could not afford to maintain all its security personnel after a wage hike arranged by the treasury and Histadrut labor federation.
The foreign ministry plans to close seven missions over the next three years and boost programs in those that remain.