Arkia flying Israelis out of Greek isles before big strike

19.10.2011                      21.Tischrei. 5772                       Hoschanah Rabbah

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Arkia flying Israelis out of Greek isles before big strike

Arkia Airlines says added five flights beyond the four scheduled on Wednesday; Friday will be adding four flights to bring the Israeli vacationers home.

Arkia Airlines began to fly Israeli tourists off the Greek islands yesterday so they wouldn't get stuck in the two-day general strike starting today. The strike will shut down air service and air traffic control in Greece. Some 4,500 Israelis are vacationing there: Arkia has been flying a large number of them home a day early.
Arkia said it added five flights today beyond the four that had been scheduled. On Friday it will be adding four flights to bring the Israeli vacationers home….