"saddled with higher security costs and other disadvantages." If the government has agreed to cover 97,5% what are they complaining about 2.5%. Interesting what are the other "disadvantages"? Perhaps too many staff and the inability to fire them! Operating only 5 1/2 days a week! In both cases who is to blame? Only they themselves.
from the article: Gov’t panel offers little relief to Israeli airlines ahead of Open Skies