El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) is being forced to suspend service to Toronto, Warsaw and Brussels on October 30.
The airline gave the following reasons for the dropped routes:
“Since the exit from the Covid crisis there have been changes in expected demand for flights to and from Israel. This has forced us to make changes in schedules and destinations of flights, in order to provide our customers with the appropriate destinations, for new demand and destinations.”
However the airline is also facing a shortage of pilots like other airlines.
Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 4X-ERA (msn 63396) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 957595.
El Al Israel Airlines is the official airline of the Miss Universe 2021 competition that will take place for the first time in Eilat, Israel. Over the last few days, representatives from 80 countries and 5 continents have arrived in Israel ahead of the competition, including the current Miss Universe, Mis Andrea Maza, Mexico’s representative.
The international competition will be broadcast live to more than 170 countries and to 600 million viewers all over the world. This year, the competition will highlight the significant issue of the global warming as part of a green agenda that is also part of the values of the “Miss Universe” organization.
During their stay in Israel, the delegates were guests at EL AL and took part of the Miss Universe campaign to encourage tourism to Israel and to strengthen the EL AL brand around the world.
The event and the participants are hosted in Israel by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.
Even though Israel is currently closed to tourists now, however, the delegation arrived under COVID-19 regulations and received special approvals to enter Israel.
El Al also announced that the representative of the United Arab Emirates will also compete for the title of Miss Universe and will participate in the event in Israel alongside the representative from Morocco who will also compete, for the first time, in 40 years.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and El Al Israel Airlines, the national carrier of Israel, on July 1 launched their joint codeshare network and reciprocal loyalty agreement for frequent flyers. This builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the airlines signed in 2020 following the Abraham Accords signed by the UAE and Israel.
Effective July 18, 2021, El Al will add its ‘LY’ code to Etihad’s existing twice weekly service between Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv. Beyond Etihad’s Abu Dhabi hub, this new partnership will extend further and is planned to include destinations in Australia, Bahrain, India, Korea, Philippines and Seychelles from August 1, 2021.
In the next phase of extending the codeshare agreement, subject to obtaining applicable governmental and regulatory approvals, Etihad will offer guests an additional 14 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and US by adding its ‘EY’ code to El Al flights.