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

El Al flight lands on Shabbat due to 'pikuach nefesh'

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef grants permission for El Al flight to land in Israel after Shabbat due to health of one of the passengers.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/16/2018, 8:47 PM

El Al flight diverted to Europe after Shabbat scare

Flight from JFK was delayed by snow, leading observant travelers to worry about arriving in Israel after Shabbat's onset.Tzvi Lev, 11/16/2018, 12:49 PM

Passengers enjoy World Cup on El Al with new WiFi service

The program is in the advanced stage of its pilot phase. For the test phase, the system has being installed on 15 El Al planes.Ido Ben Porat, 7/13/2018, 12:26 PM

El Al: Haredi men delayed flight by minutes, not an hour

El Al says flight last month on which haredi men refused to sit next to women was delayed only minutes, not over an hour as was reported.JTA, 7/12/2018, 8:36 AM

Bill to forbid gender separation by service providers

Zionist Union MK Merav Michaeli submits bill prohibiting companies like El Al from acceding to haredi requests to separate genders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 4:00 PM

Severe crisis in El Al

The Israeli airline canceled flight last night to NY and flight this morning to Mumbai, citing 'operational constraints.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 1:47 PM

Nightmare on El Al flight: 'Seats as hard as rock'

Passengers on El Al flight to Budapest complain of seats that 'were hard like planks, worse than an old bus.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 4:00 PM

EL AL: Don't want to sit next to women? Don't fly

Israel's national airline responds to criticism after report that 4 haredi men refused to sit next to women on New York to Israel flight.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2018, 10:29 AM

4 haredi men on El Al flight decline seats next to women

Two women eventually agree to move seats; Israeli rapper offended.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 6/24/2018, 2:01 PM

El Al, Israir, won't merge

Israeli airlines rescind appeal asking Antitrust Authority to reconsider opposition to proposed merge.Reut Hadar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2018, 2:00 PM

Shabbat dilemma on El Al flight

El Al plane forced to deal with unplanned dilemma of keeping the Sabbath versus aiding passengers. What did it do?Uzi Baruch, 6/17/2018, 9:29 AM

Netanyahu also an El Al captain?

Watch: Journalists on PM's flight to Europe notice that flight captain's voice sounds strikingly similar to that of Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2018, 11:24 AM

This man has an unofficial El Al museum - in his home

The '#1 fan' of Israel's national airline has over 40,000 pieces of memorabilia.JTA, 5/26/2018, 9:18 PM

El Al San Francisco route postponed

Route will commence in May 2019; company will compensate passengers with tickets for postponement period.Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2018, 1:50 PM

El Al changes policy for 'delayed flight' compensation

El Al compensates passengers for flight delays according to Israeli law, ignoring EU regulations for flights leaving Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 1:07 PM

El Al to offer low-cost flights to Europe

El Al offers new ticketing model, offering lower costs and increased flexibility.Ido Ben Porat, 4/30/2018, 7:34 PM

Watch: Memorial ceremony in the sky

As Memorial Day starts during El Al flight from Romania to Israel, pilot decides to hold short ceremony on the plane.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 10:08 AM

Israeli singer gets sick on El Al flight

El Al flight makes emergency landing, singer Zvi 'Svika' Pick is evacuated to Vienna hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 11:47 AM

El Al concerned by Saudi approval of India-Israel air route

El Al appeals to Supreme Court, protesting Air India's flyover rights in Saudi Arabia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2018, 10:48 AM

El Al to fly over Saudi Arabia?

Israel's national airline eyes new flight path to India, dramatically cutting flight time. Are Saudis prepared to recognize Israel?David Rosenberg, 3/1/2018, 5:37 PM

Israeli airline doesn't define Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Interactive map in new Dreamliner shows Jerusalem as 'holy' city, but not capital of Israel as other world capitals.Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2018, 6:56 PM

How much will El Al's new CEO earn?

New El Al CEO scheduled to begin term on February 15.Uzi Baruch, 1/30/2018, 11:40 AM

Israel's moral refusers are fake news

Trump's fake news issues are nothing compared to the international media skewing of Israeli news, from the El Al pilots to the high schoolers' letter against IDF service. Giulio Meotti, 1/28/2018, 6:55 AM

El Al plane carrying Dep. Minister makes emergency landing

Plane forced to make emergency landing at frozen Canadian airbase with Israeli politician on board. Replacement plane sent.Gary Willig, 1/14/2018, 9:39 PM

El Al flight makes emergency landing at frozen Canadian airbase

After defect found in wheels, flight from NY to Israel lands in snow-covered airfield in Canada. 'Everyone was in a panic.'Tal Polon, 1/14/2018, 3:41 PM

Haredim desert El Al flight over concerns of Shabbat desecration

Haredim disembark after learning El Al flight may arrive in Israel after the start of Shabbat. Weather, not El Al, at fault.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2018, 10:34 AM