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    El Al awaits state funding decision after halting passenger flights


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has opted to suspend all remaining passenger flights, as it awaits potential government financial support. El Al says the suspension, on 26 March, will continue until 4 April. It will continue to provide rescue and repatriation services as well as freight flights, some of ...

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    El Al puts most personnel on two months' leave


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has put 5,500 personnel on unpaid leave until the end of May, following the cuts to its network in the face of the coronavirus crisis. El Al employs some 6,350 staff overall. It has been holding talks with the Israeli ministry of finance regarding ...

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    Industrial dispute notice heaps pressure on El Al


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is facing industrial action from its personnel towards the end of this month, heaping pressure on the airline as it battles to deal with the coronavirus impact. The airline says it received, on 12 March, formal notification of a labour dispute and possible strike from ...

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    El Al bracing for heavy impact from Israeli coronavirus policies


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is unable to estimate the impact of new government requirements that people returning to Israel from anywhere in the world must enter 14-day quarantine. The requirement will have a “material adverse effect” on El Al’s operations, the airline says. “But at this stage [we ...

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    El Al predicts deeper financial impact from coronavirus


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is looking to take cost-saving measures after predicting a deepening financial impact on its operations from the coronavirus outbreak. El Al is forecasting a $50-70 million cut in its revenues for the first four months of this year, January-April. This includes a reduction of ...

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    El Al to serve third London airport with Stansted link


    Israeli carrier El Al is to re-open a connection to London Stansted, more than a decade after it last operated to the airport. El Al is to conduct flights to Tel Aviv using Boeing 737-800s. It will operate five-times weekly on the route from 28 June with flights ...

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    Atlas Air to fly cargo for El Al


    Aircraft lessor and air freight company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings says its Atlas Air unit will be flying cargo for Israel’s flag carrier El Al beginning this month.

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    El Al details Melbourne test flights


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is to operate at least three non-stop services to Melbourne over the course of April-May next year, as part of a test of ultra-long-haul operations. The airline’s reservations system reveals that it will start operating the LY87 service from Tel Aviv to the Australian city ...

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    El Al to test Melbourne route but complexity beckons


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is to test a service to the Australian city of Melbourne using Boeing 787s.

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    El Al agrees to lease another three 737-800s


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has agreed to lease three more Boeing 737-800s, with the first to be delivered in December.

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    El Al seals financing for first 787-8


    Israeli carrier El Al has signed for the financing of its first Boeing 787-8, which is scheduled for delivery during November.

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    Lithium battery suspected in taxiing El Al 737 fire alert


    ​French investigators suspect that a fire alarm on board a departing El Al Boeing 737-900ER was triggered by a lithium battery installed on a wheelchair.

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    El Al to own half of 787 fleet after lease rejig


    Israeli carrier El Al will own half the Boeing 787s in its fleet, having reversed plans for a sale-and-leaseback deal.

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    El Al to increase 777 seating during interior revamp


    ​El Al is to revamp the interiors of its Boeing 777-200ER fleet from next year, increasing the number of seats in the long-haul type.

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    El Al advances Trent purchase to deal with 787 snag


    ​Israeli carrier El Al has brought forward the purchase of two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for its Boeing 787-9 fleet as part of an effort to deal with technical problems affecting the powerplants.

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    El Al to open new European routes including Dublin


    Israeli flag carrier El Al is to expand its European network next year with services to the Irish capital Dublin and the German city of Dusseldorf.

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    El Al secures AFIC-backed JOLCO for one 787-9


    El Al has secured Japanese operating lease with call option (JOLCO) funding, backed by the Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC), for one Boeing 787-9 that was delivered 18 June.

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    Israeli leader's El Al 777 damaged during pushback


    ​One of El Al’s Boeing 777-200ERs, being used to transport Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been damaged in a ramp accident at Warsaw.

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    PICTURES: El Al brings its 767 era to a close


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has formally withdrawn the Boeing 767 from its fleet, following a final service from Milan to Tel Aviv.

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    El Al 787 struggled to lift off after 40t weight-data error


    ​Israeli investigators have determined that a 40t weight error in take-off performance calculations caused an El Al Boeing 787-9 to struggle to become airborne from Tel Aviv.