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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 from Israel 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 sudden 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

Ukraine's Foreign Minister: Israeli airline 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 Ukrainian orphans in 'special operation'

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 Ukraineplayer

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 forced to make 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 jetplayer

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 Alplayer

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 airportplayer

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? player

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 during coronavirus pandemic

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’s flight training simulator becomes 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 Dayplayer

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 unless Israel allows US airlines to operate

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 from Israel 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 morningplayer

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

Israeli flight to Abu Dhabi to pass over Saudi Arabia

El Al will operate the first flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates, which will fly over the skies of Saudi Arabia.

Israeli flight to Abu Dhabi to pass over Saudi Arabia

Israeli gov't approves $75 million bid for major stake in El Al to son of US businessman

Eli Rozenberg closer to acquiring controlling stake in El Al after Israel's Gov't Companies Authority agrees to support his $75 million bid.

Israel approves $75 M bid for El Al to son of US businessman

US yeshiva student seeks to buy El Al

Son of religious American businessman in talks to buy struggling Israeli national airline.

US yeshiva student seeks to buy El Al