El Al cancels cargo and passenger flights

El Al cancels passenger flights, returns planes currently abroad.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

El Al
El Al

El Al canceled two passenger flights and four cargo flights scheduled for Wednesday.

According to Globes Magazine, El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin ordered all the company's planes to return to Israel, including ones in the midst of cargo distribution abroad.

On Tuesday, El Al Airlines submitted its first quarter reports detailing losses of $140 million. The company noted steps it had taken in coping with the crisis but indicated that the scope of aid required to resume flight service has yet to be determined.

So far, El Al has placed 5,800 of its employees on unpaid leave.

Israel's national airline company has been shut down since March with the exception of rescue flights of Israelis stranded abroad.