Tag Archives: El Al Israel Airlines

El Al enters negotiations to possibly buy rival Arkia

El Al Israel Airlines has announced it has entered exploratory talks with Arkia Israel Airlines to explore a possible acquisition of the smaller competitor.

El Al is asking for a Israeli state aid package

El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-958 ER WL 4X-EHI (msn 41559) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 955218.

El Al Israel Airlines has announced it has requested $100 million in state aid from the Israeli government due to the government’s strict COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The flag carrier has suffered due to its large loss of traffic and has reported a financial loss in the past three years.

More from Reuters:

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/israeli-carrier-el-al-raises-demands-state-aid-appeals-prime-minister-2021-09-23/

Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-958 ER WL 4X-EHI (msn 41559) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 955218.

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Israeli airlines launch flights to Marrakesh, Morocco

El Al and Israir yesterday (July 25) launched flights to Marrakesh, Morocco from Tel Aviv after the two countries normalized their relationship.

More from The Times of Israel:

Israeli airlines launch direct route to Morocco’s Marrakesh | The Times of Israel

 

Etihad Airways and El Al launch their strategic cooperation

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.

 

El Al adds extra flights in order to allow more passengers to leave Israel

EL AL adds flights in order to allow more passengers to return home:

Additional flights departing from Israel May 20-May 22, 2021

• Flight 317 from Tel Aviv to London Heathrow on May 20, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 01:00 PM

• Flight 327 from Tel Aviv to Paris on May 20, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 01:30 PM

• Flight 003 from Tel Aviv to New York on May 21, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 12:05 AM

• Flight 025 from Tel Aviv to Newark on May 22, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 11:05 PM

Additional flights departing from Israel May 23, 2021

• Flights 003 from Tel Aviv to New York – Scheduled departure time is 11:55 PM

• Flights 317 from Tel Aviv to London Heathrow – Scheduled departure time is 11:55 PM

• Flights 327 from Tel Aviv to Paris – Scheduled departure time is 11:55 PM

• Flights 357 from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt – Scheduled departure time is 11:55 PM

Additional flights departing from Israel May 24, 2021

• Flight 327 from Tel Aviv to Paris – Scheduled departure time is 07:30 PM

• Flight 337 from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam – Scheduled departure time is 06:10 AM

Additional inbound flights to Israel May 20-22, 2021

• Flight 318 from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv on May 20, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 06:00 PM

• Flight 328 from Paris to Tel Aviv on May 20, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 06:55 PM

• Flight 012 from New York to Tel Aviv on May 22, 2021 – Scheduled departure time is 09:50 PM

Additional inbound flights to Israel May 23, 2021

• Flight 024 from Newark to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 03:00 PM

• Flight 318 from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 10:00 PM

• Flight 328 from Paris to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 06:55 PM

• Flight 358 from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 10:50 AM

Additional inbound flights to Israel May 24, 2021

• Flight 002 from New York to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 07:00 PM

• Flight 328 from Paris to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 6:55 PM

• Flight 338 from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv – Scheduled departure time is 11:25 AM

 

El Al continues to operate despite increased fighting with Hamas

El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDI (msn 38800) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 951965.

130 missiles were fired on the Tel Aviv area by Hamas after a tower block was destroyed by Israeli forces in Gaza.

El Al Israel Airlines issued this statement:

EL AL Israel Airlines is in constant contact with the security forces and the Airports Authority and operates in accordance with the guidelines as directed. The flights will continue to operate as scheduled and it is recommended to verify the website or be in contact with the Customer Service Center for any changes.

In view of the security situation, we will allow our customers holding tickets for departures in the coming days and are interested in changing their flight date, to do so without any change fees or to freeze a ticket for a future date or alternative destination without handling fees.

More from the BBC.

Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDI (msn 38800) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 951965.

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Israel halts all air traffic to and from the country due to COVID-19

The Israeli Cabinet, on January 24, 2021 , approved the proposal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and Transportation Minister Miri Regev to halt flights to and from Israel:

1. A ban on incoming planes to Israel except for cargo flights, firefighting flights and flights for emergency medical evacuation

2. A temporary restriction on permits for operating Israeli airlines

3. A reduction in exceptions for departure by air to outside Israel so as to include the following cases only: Medical treatment, judicial proceedings to which the person is a party or must participate in, or the funeral of a close relative.

The Health Ministry Director General and the Transportation Ministry Director General are entitled to approve exceptional requests for departure abroad on humanitarian grounds or special personal need. The ban on departing by flight also applies to flights on private Israeli planes.

The regulations will take effect at 24:00 on Monday, January 25, 2021) in order to allow travelers, airlines and airports to prepare. The ban on the entry of foreign planes to Israel will not apply to flights that take off before the regulations take effect. The regulations will be in effect until January 31, 2021.

This measure affectively grounds most El Al Israel Airlines passenger flights.

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El Al resumes service to Miami

El Al Israel Airlines resumed nonstop flights from Tel Aviv to Miami International Airport on October 25, 2020 bringing direct service to Israel back to the Sunshine State for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

El Al will operate one weekly roundtrip flight with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft seating 271 until November 15, when the service is scheduled to increase to three times per week.

El Al to be nationalized until a new investor can be found

El Al Israel Airlines is being rescued by the Israeli government. The flag carrier will be nationalized.

The state will guarantee a $250 million load and will purchase stocks worth $150 million according to the The Jerusalem Post.

El Al is now in the process of seeking agreements with its major unions.

Read the full article.

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