El-Al Grounds Daytime Flights to Eilat

In response to concerns about new Israel Aviation Authority guidelines El AL suspends daytime flights to Eilat; nighttime flights unchanged.Adam Ross, 9/10/2013, 5:31 PM

Israeli Planes Missile-Proofed with C-MUSIC

A new system will protect civilian aircraft from shoulder-fired missiles. Sinai terrorists a known threat.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 1:50 PM

El Al Torah Scroll Read in Synagogue for the First Time

El Al CEO Shkedy took part in the reading of the scroll, written over a period of three years by thousands worldwide.Gil Ronen, 6/16/2013, 7:58 PM

Israel Signs 'Open Skies' Deal, Hopes for Lower Plane Fares

At a festive ceremony Monday, Israel officially signed the “Open Skies” agreement with the European UnionDavid Lev, 6/10/2013, 4:47 PM

El Al Jet Nearly Crashed

A 737 jet with 100 aboard almost crashed into a mountain near Eilat last month.Gil Ronen, 5/26/2013, 9:42 PM

Lapid: Airline Strike is Futile

Finance Minister says "open skies" agreement is a done deal.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2013, 12:12 PM

El Al, Arkia, Israir to Strike Sunday

Airlines protesting a proposal to finalize a deregulation plan they say will cause layoffs.Gil Ronen, 4/18/2013, 8:38 PM

European Politics and Airliner ‘Safety Ratings’?

A German-based airliner crash evaluation center lists El Al's safety rating at 24 and Lufthansa at 11 but the numbers don't add up.Chana Ya'ar, 1/20/2013, 12:01 PM

US Joins World in Grounding Boeing Dreamliner Passenger Jet

The US FAA has joined Europe, Japan and India in grounding Boeing’s 787 wide-body Dreamliner passenger jet. Only Poland operates the jet.Chana Ya'ar, 1/17/2013, 4:08 PM

El Al to Replace Flight Manuals with iPads

El Al Airlines will begin a trial project next month ahead of transferring all flight manuals on its Boeing 777 fleet to iPads.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/17/2012, 8:50 PM

Torah and Hanukkah Unite Reps. Cantor and Shultz

Torah and Hanukkah combined their strength to bring together rival Reps. Cantor and Schultz for completion of a “unity” Torah scroll. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/17/2012, 2:55 PM

El Al Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Ireland

An El Al flight making its way to New York makes an lands in Ireland after smoke is detected in the passenger compartment.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 5:14 AM

El Al Suspending Cairo Flights Indefinitely?

Israel's national airline, El Al, is suspending all flights to Cairo indefinitely, according to a media report published Sunday morning.Chana Ya'ar, 9/16/2012, 12:18 PM

'Mentally Disturbed' Egyptian Storms El Al at Cairo Airport

An Egyptian man described as “mentally disturbed” tried to break into Israel's El Al offices Wednesday at Cairo International Airport. Chana Ya'ar, 9/13/2012, 10:54 AM

Woman Forced to Sit in Back of Plane Sues El Al

A woman is suing El Al for gender discrimination after she was forced to switch her seat in order to accommodate an ultra- Orthodox man.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/13/2012, 11:21 AM

Woman Suing El Al for NIS 50k Over Seat Snafu

A passenger on an El Al flight is suing the airline for NIS 50,000 claiming she was forced to move when a Hareidi man took her seatDavid Lev, 8/9/2012, 12:03 PM

El Al Pilots Ground Two Flights; Strike Looms

El Al pilots grounded two flights to and from Russia Monday night as a strike looms during the peak summer tourist season.Tzvi Ben Gedalyhau, 7/10/2012, 12:21 PM

Passengers Describe Nightmare on El Al Flight 318

An engine emitted a plume of fire 20 minutes after takeoff from London, with 411 on board. 'We thought we were going to crash.'Gil Ronen, 7/5/2012, 9:25 PM

El Al Plane's Engine Breaks Apart in Mid-Air

An El Al plane flying from London to Tel Aviv was forced to turn back after one of its engines failed and began falling apartDavid Lev, 7/5/2012, 11:22 AM

New El Al Class: More than Economy, Less than Business

Israel’s national airline, El Al, launches Economy Class Plus, an upgraded economy class with more perks.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/23/2012, 5:50 AM

El Al Resumes Flights to Egyptian Capital

Israel's national airline has resumed flights to Cairo, according to Egyptian media.Chana Ya'ar, 5/8/2012, 4:15 AM

El Al's Price Too High Even for President Peres

Israel's national airline made international headlines by charging the country's president to carry an oxygen tank.Chana Ya'ar, 5/7/2012, 10:30 PM

El Al to Move Flights to IDF Base If Iran Attacks: Report

Israel’s El Al airlines will move its flights to military bases in the event of a war with Iran, reports the Maariv newspaper. El Al denies.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/6/2012, 12:57 PM

The Histadrut Threatens to Close Israel's Skies

Union officials say the government has two weeks to meet their demands over Israel's "open skies" deal with Europe – or else!Gabe Kahn., 2/27/2012, 5:45 PM

El Al Map' Returns' Israel to 1948 Armistice Lines

A brochure distributed to Russian tourists by El Al 'turns back the clock,' showing Israel without Judea, Samaria and the GolanDavid Lev, 2/23/2012, 12:16 PM

Rome's Jews Host El Al Officials, Write in Unity Torah Scroll

Hundreds of Rome’s Jews write in the Chabad movement’s Sefer Torah for Jewish Unity, a project inititated by El Al.Elad Benari, 2/7/2012, 6:15 AM

El Al Computer Failure Grounds Planes

A computer systems failure temporarily grounded flights from two airlines Monday at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport -- but the cause is unknown.Chana Ya'ar, 1/30/2012, 9:35 PM

'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac, American Says

An American woman stuck on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport says hackers fulfilled the Divine plan when they redirected her flight.Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 11:08 AM

Hackers Land on El Al, Haaretz and Dan -- But Not for Long

PA hackers briefly took down the home pages of El Al Airlines, Haaretz and Dan Bus Co. Wednesday evening, but they were restored in an hour.Chana Ya'ar, 1/25/2012, 10:54 PM

Maldives May Break Ties with Israel

A Maldives government minister urges breaking ties with Israel, established two years ago. Protesters want an end to El Al flights. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/26/2011, 6:33 PM

El Al Collision Disaster Avoided at Last Minute

An El Al plane miraculously was able to avoid hitting another plane in Zurich this week. On the plane was Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.David Lev, 12/4/2011, 2:36 AM

Shopping in Israel or NY, Flying El Al Economy? One Bag Only.

Tourists returning after their holiday visit to Israel or New York may need to rethink their shopping plans, given El Al's new rules. Chana Ya'ar, 10/17/2011, 9:48 PM

El Al Pilots and Stewards Launch Pro-Israel Mission

El Al pilots and crew took off Monday on a unique mission to act as pro-Israel emissaries on foreign campuses and in schools. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/19/2011, 5:06 PM

Trouble for Israel in the Skies Over Turkey?

Turkish charter airlines cut back their weekly flights to and from Israel, and El Al is monitoring Israel's diplomatic crisis with Turkey.Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2011, 5:50 PM

El Al: Alliance 'Cartels' May Drive Us Out of Business

In light of its canceling a direct route from Tel Aviv to Sao Paolo, Brazil, El Al has complained of price-fixing on the part of foreign car, 8/4/2011, 12:03 PM

Denmark Blocks Routine Israeli Security Standards at Airport

Denmark is refusing to allow Israeli security personnel to carry arms and conduct routine security checks of passengers at Kastrup Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 6/29/2011, 9:34 PM

El Al Plane Damage Traced to Singapore, Cause Still Unknown

Damage that caused an El Al passenger plane in Israel to make an emergency landing last month has been traced to Singapore. Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2011, 8:47 PM

No Damage After Lightning Strikes Peres' Plane

Lightning struck the plane which carried President Shimon Peres from Milan to Tel Aviv. The plane was not damaged, and Peres himself remained calm.Elad Benari, 6/6/2011, 3:11 AM

El Al Flight Lands Safely After Glitch is Found

El Al flight lands safely at Ben Gurion Airport after being forced to turn around due to a glitch in one of its wheels.Elad Benari, 5/23/2011, 6:09 AM

El Al Considers Last Ditch Paper Shuffle to Save Sun D'Or

With the grounding of El Al's subsidiary imminant Israel's national carrier considers leasing Sun D'Or to avoid having it grounded.Gabe Kahn., 4/1/2011, 2:28 PM

Snow Buries El Al Flights in New York

Blizzard conditions in the American northeast managed to accomplish what war zones and volcanic ash did not, with flights canceled and delayed.Chana Ya'ar, 1/12/2011, 3:19 PM

El Al Unveils Brand New Breakfast Menu

Israel’s airline teams up with one of Israel’s most famous chef to bring a new breakfast menu to passengers in all classes.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/20/2010, 4:40 AM

Who Tried to Fly Land Mines from Canada to Israel?

El Al foiled an attempt to fly land mines from Canada to Israel, but no one knows why the cargo suddenly appeared without advance notice.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/28/2010, 3:24 PM

El Al Airlines Signs Deal with JetBlue

Passengers flying on El Al Airlines will be able to expand their horizons in October due to an agreement the airline has signed with JetBlue. Chana Ya'ar, 8/18/2010, 11:00 AM

El Al in Frantic Rush to Bring Home Israelis Stranded by Volcano

El Al is using overland routes in Europe to bring home for Independence Day Israelis stranded by the volcanic ash that has crippled air travel. Maayana Miskin and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/18/2010, 6:31 AM

El Al Flying to Turkey Again

Daily flight to Istanbul will begin in April. Flights to Turkey stopped several years ago because of security concerns.Gil Ronen, 3/21/2010, 10:17 PM

El Al: We Can 'Defuse' Tefillin in Flight

El Al Airlines has raced to take advantage of an incident in which a pair of tefillin frightened a flight crew, who thought they were explosives.Hana Levi Julian, 1/28/2010, 5:06 PM

PC vs. Profiling

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El Al, Air France Planes Avoid Near Air Collision

An El-Al passenger jet bound for New York nearly collided with an Air France plane over Serbia. Israeli pilot saves the day.Malkah Fleisher, 12/29/2009, 11:13 PM

Light ‘Virtual’ Chanukah Candles to Visit Israel

Want to visit Israel? Light Chanukah candles over the Internet and access tourist information and win a chance for a free trip. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/15/2009, 11:22 AM

End of an Era: Arkia Breaks El Al Monopoly on New Immigrants

End of an era: El Al has lost its monopoly on flying immigrants to Israel, after Arkia wins the right to bring them from the Ukraine and France. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/1/2009, 3:51 PM

El Al Wins Tel Aviv-Eilat Route

After a Civil Aviation Authority rejection, El Al receives a special dispensation from the Transportation Minister to fly commercially to Eilat.Hillel Fendel, 8/24/2009, 2:09 PM