El Al to operate cargo flights from China to Italy

El Al signs agreement with logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel, agreeing to operate 150 flights between April and October.Ido Ben Porat, 4/22/2020, 9:04 AM

12 million surgical masks airlifted from China to Israel

60 tons of medical equipment now making their way from China to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 6:41 PM

17-hour flight from Australia brings Israelis home

Longest-ever El Al flight lands in Israel, bringing 180 stranded Israelis home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2020, 11:12 AM

El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

Flight is expected to depart Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. from Bogota with about 150 hikers stranded in Colombia due to coronavirus pandemic.Ben Ariel, 3/25/2020, 4:05 AM

El Al pilot recounts mission to bring Israelis stranded in Peru back home

El Al pilot describes how four pilots helped bring over a thousand Israelis home in unprecedented operation.i24NEWS, 3/23/2020, 9:21 AM

1,000 Israelis stranded in Peru to return on special flight

About 1,000 Israelis stranded in Peru after it announced that it would close its borders will return home on a special El Al flight.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/18/2020, 7:27 PM

El Al cancels flights due to coronavirus outbreak

Israel's airline cancels flights to San Francisco, Berlin, Barcelona and Zurich.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/6/2020, 8:51 PM

1,000 El Al employees to lose jobs

Israeli airline announces layoffs, management salary cuts in response to lower air travel due to the Coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2020, 3:29 PM

El Al cancels flights to Cyprus over coronavirus

Israeli airline reduces flights following drop in demand.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2020, 1:19 PM

El Al may lay off 1,000 employees over Coronavirus

Travel restrictions, loss of costumers over fears of Coronavirus outbreak cause Israeli airline to consider laying off 1/6 of its workforce.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2020, 3:47 PM

El Al CEO: 'Painful decisions' may be required

CEO of El Al says airline faces 'trying times' due to coronavirus outbreak. Transportation Minister Smotrich calls on state to help.Tal Polon, 2/18/2020, 10:42 AM

El Al to allow passengers to reschedule flights to China at no extra cost

Following spread of new coronavirus, El Al announces decision to allow free rescheduling of flights to China.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2020, 9:49 PM

El Al flight from US to Israel forced to land in Canada

Flight from Newark bound for Tel Aviv forced to make unscheduled landing in Halifax, Canada.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2020, 2:55 PM

El Al to allow travelers to change tickets for free

Israeli airline announces customers can change their tickets to allow them to vote in Israel's upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2019, 12:27 PM

Las Vegas: El Al plane grounded after striking electric pole

An El Al Boeing 787 Dreamliner sustains serious damage to its wing when being towed to a parking space.Sara Rubenstein, 12/14/2019, 6:42 PM

El Al to begin direct flights to Australia

In first, El Al plans to test feasibility of direct flights to Melbourne, Australia.Ido Ben Porat, 11/27/2019, 11:25 AM

El Al flight diverted to Athens due to unruly passenger

Plane traveling from Israel to Berlin makes unplanned landing in Athens where unruly passenger arrested by local police.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2019, 11:28 PM

Technical malfunction on El Al flight to Prague

Pilot discovers technical malfunction an hour and a half after takeoff, returns to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 12:45 AM

Aviation blogger Sam Chui on EL AL 747 departure flight

Tourism expert Efraim Kamisar meets the famous aviation blogger during the special departure flight of El Al Boeing 747Arutz Sheva, 11/2/2019, 9:00 PM

El Al cancels compensation deal for 'Shabbat flight' passengers

Following exposure of compensation deal, El AL attorneys announce: 'Deal is canceled.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 4:51 PM

El Al to compensate passengers for infamous 'Shabbat flight'

Israel's national airline to reach settlement with passengers falsely accused of assaulting crew on flight which landed after Shabbat began.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 8:43 AM

El Al passengers get stuck in Switzerland on Shabbat due to fog

An angry passenger said: 'El Al isn't aware that there's fog in Europe at the end of October?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2019, 7:57 PM

Plane malfunction causes passengers to celebrate holiday in US

El Al Flight 008 from New York to Israel cancelled due to a technical glitch and will only take off after the holiday.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/20/2019, 5:39 PM

Direct flights to the 'Land of the Rising Sun'

El Al launches sale as it offers first-ever tickets for Tel Aviv-Tokyo flights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 4:30 PM

Sara Netanyahu demanded to enter plane cockpit

Report: PM's wife claimed the captain on the flight to Ukraine did not greet her, sought to talk to him. PM's office: A distorted report.Ben Ariel, 8/19/2019, 2:10 AM

El Al stewardess dies after being infected with measles

Stewardess infected with measles virus during flight from New York to Israel dies.Orly Harari, 8/13/2019, 12:56 PM

El Al hires its first Druze flight attendant

Druze woman from northern Israel says she overcame community traditions to pursue her dream.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/2/2019, 2:34 PM

Watch: Israeli 747 passenger jet demolished

El Al 747 passenger plane is retired from service - and demolished.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2019, 3:33 PM

El Al passengers offered Sivan Rahav-Meir Torah portion lectures

Passengers can now enjoy lectures on the portion of the week by media personality Sivan Rahav-Meir.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2019, 8:52 PM

El Al launches direct flights to Tokyo

Direct Tokyo-Tel Aviv flights to take between 11 and 12.5 hours.Ido Ben Porat, 5/29/2019, 1:31 PM

Dozens of haredi passengers sue El Al

Haredi passengers stranded in Athens in November sue El Al for damages. El Al: We operate in accordance with the law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 11:01 AM

Smoke causes El Al flight to divert to Cyprus

El Al plane making its way to Vienna lands in Larnaca due to the smell of smoke on board the plane.Ben Ariel, 5/22/2019, 3:43 AM

El Al launching a nonstop flight to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a popular tourist spot for Israelis and El Al is meeting the demand.Sara Rubenstein, 5/17/2019, 2:10 AM

El Al plane forced to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion

Passenger plane carrying 138 people suffers hydraulic malfunction, forced to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2019, 8:12 AM

El Al sets up special vaccination clinic at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel’s Health Ministry orders local airlines to vaccinate staff against measles.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/23/2019, 7:35 AM

Condition of El Al flight attendant with measles worsens

43-year-old otherwise healthy woman in a coma with encephalitis, a swelling of the brain, as a result of measlesSara Rubenstein, 4/19/2019, 1:12 AM

Passenger opens emergency door on El Al flight

Flight crew prevent man from jumping out of plane which had just landed at JFK airport in New York after he opens emergency door.Gary Willig, 4/10/2019, 7:16 PM

El Al flight attendant hospitalized with serious case of measles

Flight attendant unconscious, on a respirator after contracting measles on a flight from Tel Aviv to New York.Ben Sales/JTA, 4/4/2019, 6:06 PM

'Loud noise during takeoff' as bird hits airplane

Bird enters El Al plane engine as it takes off from Ben-Gurion Airport; takeoff aborted and plane departs only after treatment at airport.Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2019, 7:21 PM

Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridge

Traditional Jewish-American travelers from Miami to Seattle must now compete with Silicon Valley techies, Chinese students, Indian tourists, East European Christian pilgrims, and diverse businessmen from across the planet. Edwin Black, 4/2/2019, 8:27 AM

Arab state okays Israeli flights

Netanyahu reveals that Oman has given Israeli airline El Al permission to enter its airspace, after Saudis permit Indian flights to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2018, 12:26 PM

El Al passengers stranded in Ukraine

Flight scheduled to take off from Kiev was delayed; passengers to remain in Kiev until Shabbat ends.Arutz Sheva, 12/7/2018, 3:29 PM

El Al Shabbat flight blunder discussed in Knesset

Knesset debates El Al Shabbat flight to learn lessons. 'I praise El Al for not flying on Shabbat, but when in doubt - don't fly.'Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2018, 10:09 PM

Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rights

'There are women whose rights are trampled by fact they're forced to sit next to men,' MK Israel Eichler tells airline representatives.Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2018, 4:47 PM

New committee to probe issues of Shabbat, modesty on El Al

Joint committee of haredi and El Al representatives will address issues of Shabbat and modesty on El Al flights, after infamous incident.Ben Shaul, 11/27/2018, 10:05 AM

Cost of El Al Shabbat debacle: NIS 1.7 million

Beyond compensation for passengers, it seems company preferred to pay significant price to avert haredi boycott.Mordechai Sones, 11/26/2018, 10:54 PM

El Al offers 'Shabbat Flight' passengers free tickets to Europe

Israel's national airline says it never tried to place blame on religious passengers for mishaps during infamous 'Shabbat Flight' from NYC.Michal Levy, 11/26/2018, 10:32 AM

Leading haredi rabbi rips up El Al Frequent Flyer card

Rabbi Shalom Ber Sorotzkin and activists gather at Ben-Gurion Airport, tear up El Al's Frequent Flyer cards.Michal Levy, 11/26/2018, 4:37 AM

Rabbis commend Chabad emissary family aiding stranded in Athens

'No matter where a Jew finds himself, he can count on Lubavitch to help. No matter our differences, we are one nation under G-d.'Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2018, 1:09 PM

Watch: El Al incident video altered, maligning haredim

Video of haredi passengers singing joyfully on plane edited, replacing soundtrack with hostile confrontation.Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2018, 11:05 AM

Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Haredi community threatening massive boycott on Israeli carrier if it does not apologize for forcing religious Jews to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 5:52 PM

Media anti-haredi bias made it easy to spread fake news

It was fake news about haredim on El Al last week, but everyone believed it for a while. What does that say about Israeli society? Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 2:45 PM

El Al CEO admits: Haredim didn't riot on 'Shabbat Flight'

El Al CEO speaks with senior rabbi who was on board the "Shabbat Flight", tells him "there was no physical violence."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 12:33 AM

Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Passengers sue Israel's national airline over Sabbath flight controversy, demand airline admit no violence took place on flight.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 12:53 PM

El-Al sponsored Sabbath of Unity

I am hoping El Al will see this and understand that there is a much better headline than the false one claiming “Haredim Riot On Plane” which I currently see online. A passenger on the re-routed El Al flight, 11/18/2018, 5:59 AM

What really happened on delayed El Al flight?

Arutz Sheva chairman and former MK Yaakov 'Ketzale' Katz gives a first person account of alleged haredi violence on El Al flight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2018, 10:35 PM

Haredim to El Al: You lied to us

Haredim say El Al lied to them, promised flight would land in Israel before Shabbat began.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2018, 6:08 PM