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    El Al remains financially burdened after year of heavy losses

    2021-03-25T10:57:00Z

    El Al remained in a state of balance-sheet insolvency at the end of 2020, with total liabilities exceeding its total assets by $256 million. The airline’s current assets as of 31 December 2020 had fallen to $186 million from the previous end-of-year level of $486 million. But its ...

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    El Al unveils full-year losses of more than $530m

    2021-03-25T08:00:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has revealed the extent of the pandemic’s financial damage on the airline, turning in a full-year net loss of $531 million. El Al’s pre-tax loss reached $561 million. The airline’s revenues reached just $623 million for the year to 31 December 2020, a fall ...

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    Israel sets out conditions for alternative El Al financing scheme

    2021-03-19T10:37:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has reached a conditional agreement with the government on an alternative funding scheme, after the airline spent several months trying to negotiate a state-backed loan from local banks. El Al and its Sun D’Or airline operation have detailed the financing pact under which the Israeli ...

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    El Al sets out post-crisis earnings forecast as it nears loan deal

    2021-02-15T11:22:00Z

    El Al is projecting a $200 million improvement in its earnings in 2024, compared with the average figure achieved over 2017-19. The airline has put the forecast to investors as it seeks to raise $75 million by September 2021 as part of a financial package which would also include ...

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    El Al seeks to raise $75m in new capital to obtain $300m loan

    2021-02-15T10:00:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is seeking to raise around $75 million through issuing tradeable warrants, as part of a bid to obtain a state-backed loan worth about $300 million. The issue has been approved by the Israeli ministry of finance, subject to an undertaking by El Al’s controlling shareholder ...

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    El Al considers further capital raise to obtain loan

    2021-02-12T22:02:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is considering raising further capital as part of its efforts to secure loan financing. The airline says it is “examining the possibility” of raising capital to “strengthen” the company’s equity position. El Al says this reinforced equity is a condition of the Israeli ministry ...

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    El Al remains in limbo as Israeli government curbs air travel

    2021-01-26T11:33:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has prolonged the furlough of close to 5,000 personnel at least until the end of February, as the government imposes restrictions on air services. El Al says it has “decided to extend” the unpaid leave of employees until 28 February, putting the figure at 4,864 ...

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    El Al names former Avgol executive as new finance chief

    2021-01-06T11:11:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has named Yitzhak Eliav as its new chief financial officer, following the departure of Dganit Palti last year. He took up the post on 4 January, the airline states. Eliav was formerly the head of finance and vice-president of operations at Avgol Industries, a ...

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    El Al increases authorised share capital

    2020-12-08T17:01:00Z

    Shareholders of Israeli flag-carrier El Al have approved an increase in the company’s authorised share capital amounting to 1 billion shekels ($306 million). The increase takes the overall authorised capital to just over 2.5 billion, inclusive of the single special state share held by the Israeli government. Shareholders ...

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    Gulf Air to open Tel Aviv link and explore El Al codeshare

    2020-12-03T16:00:00Z

    Bahraini carrier Gulf Air is to open scheduled to services to the Israeli hub at Tel Aviv, in a further air transport tie-up between the states following normalisation of diplomatic relations. Gulf Air is also set to explore codeshare opportunities with Israeli flag-carrier El Al under a comprehensive memorandum ...

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    El Al persuades ministry to advance security expenses

    2020-12-03T15:07:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has been granted a degree of financial relief after the government agreed to provide advance payment to the airline for expenditure on security services. El Al says the ministry of finance has agreed to the request for advance payment of $15 million for security expenses ...

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    El Al obtains further deferral for final 787 delivery

    2020-11-26T11:53:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has obtained an agreement to extend the period for taking delivery of its final Boeing 787, pushing the date back to the end of March next year. The airline has 15 787s in its fleet and had already been granted a delivery deferral for the ...

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    El Al names Nashville energy firm director as new chief executive

    2020-11-26T08:40:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has named Avigal Soreq as its new chief executive, succeeding Gonen Usishkin who will step down at the end of January next year. Soreq is the chief operating officer of Delek US Holdings, an energy firm based just south of Nashville, Tennessee, and specialising in ...

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    El Al survival remains in balance as losses top $400m

    2020-11-25T10:42:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has unveiled a pre-tax loss of $148 million for the third quarter alone, after revenues for the period sank by 94% to less than $40 million. El Al’s performance under the weight of the pandemic crisis brings its overall pre-tax losses for the first nine ...

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    Israel’s El Al to open Dubai flights before year-end

    2020-11-23T22:50:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is to open services to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the latest development between the two countries’ air services following normalisation of diplomatic relations. El Al states that it will offer 14 weekly flights to Dubai from Tel Aviv, beginning on 13 December. ...

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    Israeli-Arab codeshare to feature in El Al-Etihad co-operation talks

    2020-11-19T08:46:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al and United Arab Emirates operator Etihad Airways are to discuss closer ties which could include codesharing on their networks, as well as co-operation in maintenance and freight services. The two airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore closer ties, following the normalisation of ...

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    El Al cull continues with departure of chief financial officer

    2020-11-12T09:36:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s chief financial officer, Dganit Palti, is to step down before the end of this year. Palti’s departure will mark another high-profile change in the wake of the ownership shake-up at the carrier. El Al undertook a share issue in September, as part of a ...

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    El Al chief Usishkin to step down in January

    2020-10-30T23:19:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s chief executive, Gonen Usishkin, is to step down from his position in January next year, three months after a board shake-up by the airline’s new controlling shareholder. Usishkin was named as the airline’s head in early 2018. He oversaw the transformation of El Al’s ...

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    El Al pilots lose legal bid to overturn cockpit efficiency agreement

    2020-10-21T12:06:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s pilots have lost a legal bid to invalidate an efficiency agreement for cockpit crews, which was reached in mid-July in the absence of pilots’ representatives. This agreement was one of several revising terms for several groups of El Al workers. The new pacts were a ...

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    Trump lawyer and former UN ambassador proposed for El Al board

    2020-10-13T07:55:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s shareholders are to meet in November to approve a new board of directors, including Jason Greenblatt, the former chief lawyer to US president Donald Trump. Greenblatt is one of six directors proposed for the board following the stock issue in September during which El Al ...