News and updates about El Al

El Al granting free tickets to IDF soldiers

El Al granting free tickets to various destinations in Europe, to IDF soldiers in compulsory, career and reserve duty, who completed 30 days reserve duty since the outbreak of the war.

El Al granting free tickets to IDF soldiers

Hostile factors attempt to take over communications

An EL AL flight from Phuket, Thailand to Israel received suspicious instructions to fly off course. There is serious suspicion that whoever was behind the instructions was attempting to damage the aircraft or cause it to enter dangerous areas.

Hostile factors attempt to take over communications

Passenger attempts to breach cockpit on EL AL flight

An EL AL security guard managed to grab hold of the passenger, who was apparently an Arab and cuffed him. The plane was forced to land in Greece.

Passenger attempts to breach cockpit on EL AL flight

EL AL to offer Torah classes to passengers

The classes, provided by the YUTorah platform, will include discussions on Halacha (Jewish law), Jewish history, Tefillah (Jewish prayer), dating and marriage, parenting, and Parsha (weekly Torah portion).

EL AL to offer Torah classes to passengers

El Al ends flights to two more destinations

El Al announces: Flights to Dublin, Marrakesh, will not restart ahead of summer tourist season.

El Al ends flights to two more destinations

El Al suspends flights to South Africa

El Al Israel Airlines announces it will be suspending its route to Johannesburg at the end of March: Israelis don't want to fly to South Africa.

El Al suspends flights to South Africa

El Al cargo flight carries pictures of hostages on its seats

Special flight of equipment headed for Israel had pictures of hostages held captive by Hamas on its seats, in hopes of their speedy return.

El Al cargo flight carries pictures of hostages on its seats

The mitzva of rescuing hostages and the story of a hero pilot

No movie was made about Captain Uri Bar Lev, he was even accused of disobeying orders. Here is his story. May the IDF succeed, as he did.

The mitzva of rescuing hostages and the story of a hero pilot

El Al Arab flight attendant fired over post on Hamas attacks

Flight attendant fired after expressing support for terrorists in a post on social media.

El Al Arab flight attendant fired over post on Hamas attacks

El Al owner bought airline with fraudulently-obtained funds

El Al owner used fraudulent nursing home funds to buy airline, New York AG Letitia James claims.

El Al owner bought airline with fraudulently-obtained funds

El Al announces cooperation agreement with Delta Airlines

Agreement will greatly expand options for flights between Israel and various places in the US.

El Al announces cooperation agreement with Delta Airlines

Australia exploring direct flights from Sydney to Tel Aviv

NSW premier tells Yom Ha’atzmaut audience his government is working on the flights as option instead of departing from Melbourne.

Australia exploring direct flights from Sydney to Tel Aviv

El Al to cancel summer flights over fear of Shabbat desecration

The airline will cancel flights from London in the summer over fear that Shabbat will be desecrated during the check-in procedure.

El Al to cancel summer flights over fear of Shabbat desecration

El Al pilot who compared govt. to Nazis to be punished

Pilot who used Holocaust Remembrance Day to attack government over plane intercom to learn his punishment tomorrow.

El Al pilot who compared govt. to Nazis to be punished

El Al flight: Man collapses and dies in airplane bathroom

59-year-old man collapses and dies during El Al flight from Israel to Thailand.

El Al flight: Man collapses and dies in airplane bathroom

Falafel-based meals on selected flights today

El Al celebrates Independence Day with Israel's most iconic food plus flags.

Falafel-based meals on selected flights today

Doctor saves young passenger's life on El Al flight to New York

United Hatzalah volunteer - a practicing doctor - saves a teenager on El Al flight from Israel to New York.

Doctor saves young passenger's life on El Al flight to New York

El Al pilot compares govt. to Nazi dictatorship during flight

During flight to New York, pilot says atrocities like the Holocaust can only happen in a dictatorship.

El Al pilot compares govt. to Nazi dictatorship during flight

Austrian fighter jets launched toward El Al plane

Austrian fighter jets were launched to intercept the El Al flight after the pilots did not respond to contact for several minutes.

Austrian fighter jets launched toward El Al plane

When no one from El Al could be found a haredi pilot volunteered

Tender for PM's flight crew to Rome expired with no bids. 'National embarrassment' that a democratically elected PM is treated this way.

When no one from El Al could be found a haredi pilot volunteered

Israeli tosses cigarette butt into trash in plane bathroom

Flight crew confiscate cigarettes and lighter, use fire extinguisher in bathroom.

Israeli tosses cigarette butt into trash in plane bathroom

El Al reinstates flights to Hong Kong

El Al planning to operate three flights a week to Hong Kong, begins selling tickets.

El Al reinstates flights to Hong Kong

IDF to consider letting soldiers fly in Saudi and Omani airspace

IDF policy currently prohibits soldiers from flying over the Arab kingdoms, but soon all flights to the east will take that route

IDF to consider letting soldiers fly in Saudi and Omani airspace

El Al considering direct flights to Australia

Flight from Tel Aviv to Melbourne would enable Australian Jews and tourists to more easily visit Israel, cutting down 24-hr travel time.

El Al considering direct flights to Australia

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

The duration of Israeli airlines' eastbound flights is expected to shorten considerably - beginning next week.

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

El Al to operate direct flights to Australia - via Saudi Arabia

Flight from Israel to Australia expected to take 15 hours, and if approved will make El Al the only airline to fly that route.

El Al to operate direct flights to Australia - via Saudi Arabia

Israeli airlines seek to fly to Saudi Arabia this week

El Al and Arkia ask Saudi Arabia to begin allowing Israeli flights over its airspace as early as this week.

Israeli airlines seek to fly to Saudi Arabia this week

El Al's departure from Toronto stuns Canadian Jewish community

El Al’s surprising move to no longer offer flights out of Toronto starting this fall ends a nearly five decade presence in Canada.

El Al's departure from Toronto stuns Canadian Jewish community

El Al flights canceled

Flights scheduled to land in Israel before sundown on Friday will be delayed to Saturday evening or Sunday.

El Al flights canceled

El Al unable to participate in flyover due to lack of pilots

Last minute development also saw 10 commercial flights canceled.

El Al unable to participate in flyover due to lack of pilots

Ukraine FM apologizes for attack on El Al, Israel

'Grateful to El Al for its important humanitarian operations and convey my apologies,' Ukraine FM Kuleba says.

Ukraine FM apologizes for attack on El Al, Israel

'El Al receives money soaked in Ukrainian blood'

Ukrainian Foreign Minister claims El Al receives payments through Russian banking system which circumvents sanctions.

'El Al receives money soaked in Ukrainian blood'

Watch: Israel to fly in 100 orphans from war-torn Ukraine

A special El Al chartered flight is bringing 100 orphans as part of a special operation to save some-300 Jews from the war-torn region.

Watch: Israel to fly in 100 orphans from war-torn Ukraine

El Al flight lands unexpectedly due to disruption by passenger

Flight to Prague turns back to Israel due to rowdy passenger.

El Al flight lands unexpectedly due to disruption by passenger

El Al flight from US makes unscheduled stop over rowdy passenger

El Al passenger jet bound for Israel from the US makes unscheduled stop, with rowdy passenger left in Europe.

El Al flight from US makes unscheduled stop over rowdy passenger

Rivlin picks fight with El Al flight crew

Former President of Israel Reuven Rivlin had an unpleasant experience on a flight to Israel after seating changes parted him from his wife.

Rivlin picks fight with El Al flight crew

El Al: Buy one ticket, get the second (almost) free

Discount is capped at eight tickets - four paid, four almost free, and applies only to select dates.

El Al: Buy one ticket, get the second (almost) free

COVID testing prior to boarding flight home may be scrapped

Government hopes abolishing pre-flight testing will encourage more Israelis to vacation abroad.

COVID testing prior to boarding flight home may be scrapped

Watch: Drone flies through El Al 'Dreamliner' passenger jet

El Al pilot Adi Zuta manages to navigate drone aircraft through interior of Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' passenger jet.

Watch: Drone flies through El Al 'Dreamliner' passenger jet

How the Rebbe helped strengthen El Al

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Shine relates the advice the Lubavitcher Rebbe gave in the late 1970s to his uncle, who was an El Al executive.

How the Rebbe helped strengthen El Al

Israeli stewardess arrested in China over Omicron to return home

El Al flight attendant who was arrested in China for weeks after being diagnosed with 'Omicron' variant to be allowed to return home.

Israeli stewardess arrested in China over Omicron to return home

El Al flight makes emergency landing in India

Flight from Phuket to Israel forced to land in Goa after warnings of gas leak appear in cockpit.

El Al flight makes emergency landing in India

El Al signs agreement for direct flights to Morocco

El Al to launch direct flights to Rabat, Morocco. 'Proud to serve as an air bridge to an important country,' El Al CEO says.

El Al signs agreement for direct flights to Morocco

In wake of Covid-19 crisis: Aviation workers protest at airport

Employees of El Al, Arkia, Israir protest: 'The government has decided it doesn't need Israeli air companies; they've abandoned us.'

In wake of Covid-19 crisis: Aviation workers protest at airport

Visitors from US to avoid COVID testing upon arrival in Israel?

El Al announces new program allowing passengers from NY to Israel to benefit from expedited arrival procedures.

Visitors from US to avoid COVID testing upon arrival in Israel?

El Al cuts airfare for children in unprecedented sale

El Al to launch unprecedented sale, allowing children to travel for the cost of airport fees, report says.

El Al cuts airfare for children in unprecedented sale

El Al to refund customers whose flights were canceled

El Al: Refunds for customers whose flights were canceled during the coronavirus pandemic to be completed in June.

El Al to refund customers whose flights were canceled

EL AL flight simulator wheelchair accessible for Good Deeds Day

In honor of Good Deeds Day, the pilot’s seat of EL AL’s Boeing 737 flight simulator was replaced with a wheelchair.

EL AL flight simulator wheelchair accessible for Good Deeds Day

Eleven carriers found to be on El Al flight from NY

El Al rescue flight passengers asked to isolate after 11 passengers allegedly forge certificates they tested COVID-19 negative.

Eleven carriers found to be on El Al flight from NY

US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing

US gives Israel ultimatum, threatening to bar El Al from landing in US if Israel doesn't allow US airlines to fly into Tel Aviv.

US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing

El Al to operate historic flight to Morocco

Joint US-Israeli delegation will take off from Ben Gurion Airport to Rabat on Tuesday. The flight is expected to last about six hours.

El Al to operate historic flight to Morocco

Coming soon: Direct flight from Tel Aviv to Casablanca

El Al preparing to operate flights between Morocco and Israel. Israir CEO: As far as we’re concerned – we can start next week.

Coming soon: Direct flight from Tel Aviv to Casablanca

El Al to operate 14 weekly flights to Dubai

The airline will operate 3 flights on Sunday and Thursday and 2 flights on other days of the week.

El Al to operate 14 weekly flights to Dubai

Eli Rozenberg, a NY-born yeshiva student, takes control of El Al

26-year-old yeshiva student and son of millionaire businessman Kenny Rozenberg takes control of Israel's flagship airline.

Eli Rozenberg, a NY-born yeshiva student, takes control of El Al

El Al issuing vouchers for cancelled flights

Without the innovative scheme, the company would have to pay out NIS 1 billion in refunds by October 1.

El Al issuing vouchers for cancelled flights

Yeshiva student Eli Rozenberg buys El Al

Kanfei Nesharim company owned by 27-year-old US-born yeshiva student Eli Rozenberg buys controlling shares in El Al.

Yeshiva student Eli Rozenberg buys El Al

New proposal could 'reshuffle the deck' on El Al ownership

Israeli-American businessman proposes shared ownership of Israel's largest airline.

New proposal could 'reshuffle the deck' on El Al ownership

El Al announces weekly cargo flights to Dubai

Ahead of peace treaty with UAE, El Al announces launch of new cargo flight route to Dubai to carry agricultural and hi-tech goods.

El Al announces weekly cargo flights to Dubai

Historic flight to Abu Dhabi takes off Monday morning

Senior officials from Israel and the US will take off on an El Al plane to the UAE and promote cooperation on a range of issues.

Historic flight to Abu Dhabi takes off Monday morning

El Al schedules its first flight to United Arab Emirates

El Al schedules first Israel-UAE flight for Monday, announces flight numbers for it and return flight.

El Al schedules its first flight to United Arab Emirates