Reports indicate that the pilots issued a mayday call after a fire broke out.
From a 50 percent share of all flights to and from Israel a decade ago, the airline barely retains a third of the market and is losing share by the month.
Following 21 hours of nonstop negotiations, mediated by Histadrut labor federation chairman Avi Nissenkorn, Maimon signed a final agreement with the pilots’ representatives.
Questions remain at the flagship Israeli airline.
Ben Gurion airport
The bomb threat was deemed a false alarm and the plane continued on to Tel Aviv.
Is airport security contributing to negative views of the country?
The video has already become a viral sensation among Facebook pages and forums frequented by flight attendants, getting tens of thousands of views.
During the war, a rocket that landed near Ben Gurion Airport led to a 36-hour flight ban from the American Federal Aviation Authority, as well as warnings from Europe's aviation regulator.
Flight makes emergency landing in Sofia; passenger who hit crew member is offloaded; flight continues to Germany.