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  9/24/2013, Tishrei 20, 5774

El Al Halts All Flights to Eilat For Safety Upgrade


"We will not compromise the safety of our passengers," an El Al press statement read on Tuesday declaring all flights to the southern city of Eilat halted. All passengers will receive refunds. The El Al airline company and the Civil Aviation Authority and in discussion on the upgrading of runways and other safety considerations. The company stressed that the Eilat airport has a unique airfield which requires special attention. The flight cancellations will take effect Thursday.