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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 ...

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    Israeli-Jordan airspace pact set to unlock more Middle Eastern routes

    2020-10-08T19:56:00Z

    Israel’s government has expanded potential route networks with Arab states through an airspace agreement with its Jordanian counterpart. The pact, signed between civil aviation authorities on 8 October, opens the two countries’ airspace and will “significantly shorten flight times” from the Gulf states and Asia to destinations in Europe ...

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    El Al loses argument as state accepts Kanfei as main shareholder

    2020-10-04T11:17:00Z

    Israeli authorities have granted investor Eli Rozenberg control of the largest shareholding in flag-carrier El Al, following the airline’s recent share issue. El Al has disclosed a communication from the Government Companies Authority giving consent of the special state shareholder of the airline to Kanfei Nesharim Aviation’s acquisition of ...

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    Concerns emerge over new El Al investor’s ownership

    2020-09-24T07:51:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s new ownership structure has already run into problems, just a week after the share offering which resulted in a change in major shareholder. The new investor, Kanfei Nesharim, took a 43% shareholding in El Al during the share offering on 16 September. It had ...

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    State takes 14% of El Al as Knafaim is displaced as main shareholder

    2020-09-21T12:16:00Z

    Israel’s government has taken a 14% shareholding in flag-carrier El Al, during a share offering which led to a change in its largest shareholder. Kanfei Nesharim Aviation has acquired a near-43% share of El Al after it picked up more than 585.6 million shares. Even at the minimum ...

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    El Al signals intention to restart limited number of flights

    2020-09-17T17:51:00Z

    Israeli carrier El Al is aiming to start restoring flights this month, beginning with a gradual resumption of cargo services on its aircraft. It says the cargo flights will begin returning on 21 September. El Al is intending to follow these flights with a restoration of passenger operations ...

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    El Al details initial bids after share offer

    2020-09-16T19:52:00Z

    El Al has disclosed the initial results of its share issue, through which it had intended to raise proceeds of 505 million shekels ($145 million). The issue was launched on 16 September. El Al had been offering 753.35 million shares of which the government had been lined up ...

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    Government clears El Al support as Israel heads for new lockdown

    2020-09-14T15:18:00Z

    Israel’s government has approved the decision to provide assistance to flag-carrier El Al, adding that its share acquisition will be conducted in a manner such that the state does not exceed a 44.9% stake in the airline. El Al is planning to issue 753.3 million shares to raise urgent ...

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    Arab-Israeli flight prospects broaden as Oman backs Bahraini diplomatic move

    2020-09-13T09:55:00Z

    Oman’s government has welcomed the decision by Bahrain’s leadership to establish full normalisation of diplomatic relations with the state of Israel – potentially allowing a further expansion of Israeli-Arab air services. Bahrain is the second Arab nation within a month to reach such a decision, and the support of ...

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    El Al prepares to embark on crucial funding exercise

    2020-09-13T09:20:00Z

    El Al has outlined its operational position to potential investors ahead of publishing a formal offer to acquire shares in the Israeli airline as part of a 505 million shekel ($145 million) issue. The airline is planning to commence the offering on 16 September, part of a recapitalisation which ...

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    State to be inactive El Al shareholder after rights issue

    2020-09-06T18:55:00Z

    Israel’s government does not intend to exercise the voting rights of shares in El Al which it plans to acquire as part of a refinancing of the troubled flag-carrier. The ministry of finance, in a 4 September communication to the carrier, has detailed its role in a share issue ...

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    El Al said to add Dubai to wet-leased 747’s freight network

    2020-09-04T06:43:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al appears set to broaden its United Arab Emirates reach through a regular cargo service to Dubai. Several Israeli media outlets are carrying a statement from El Al that a weekly link to Dubai will be added to the route network of a Boeing 747 freighter ...

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    Investor seeks joint control of El Al with main shareholder Knafaim

    2020-09-02T11:21:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has received an offer from an investor to inject $51 million into the struggling airline in return for 190 million shares. It has been formally put to the board by entrepreneur David Sapir, who is active in the tourism business and believes there are opportunities ...

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    Israeli-UAE air travel ties begin to crystallise after diplomatic tie-up

    2020-09-01T10:42:00Z

    In a further sign of the normalisation of Israeli-United Arab Emirates relations, Etihad Airways flights have become available for sale to customers in Israel. Etihad Airways will open its services to Israeli passengers through travel and tourism specialist TAL Aviation Group, which is based in Tel Aviv. TAL ...

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    El Al 737 arrives in Abu Dhabi after landmark flight

    2020-08-31T13:05:00Z

    El Al’s landmark United Arab Emirates service from Tel Aviv has arrived at Abu Dhabi, having conducted the flight through Saudi Arabian airspace. The Boeing 737-900ER touched down on Abu Dhabi’s runway 13R at about 15:38, having departed Tel Aviv at about 11:22 – a flight time of some ...

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    El Al plans to cross Saudi airspace with 737 to reach UAE

    2020-08-30T17:46:00Z

    El Al’s planned inaugural flight to the United Arab Emirates is being flightplanned to transit Saudi Arabian airspace, a route which would normally be off-limits to Israeli aircraft. The intended flightpath for the Tel Aviv-Abu Dhabi flight on 31 August would cross Jordanian airspace and then enter Saudi airspace ...

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    Israeli airport operator lists landmark El Al service to UAE

    2020-08-28T10:47:00Z

    Israeli carrier El Al appears set to operate an initial service to the United Arab Emirates on 31 August, following the diplomatic agreement reached between the two sides. The Israeli and UAE governments disclosed the normalisation of diplomatic relations on 13 August, and stated that direct flights would be ...

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    El Al granted delivery deferral for final 787

    2020-08-28T10:13:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has been granted a deferral to the end of November for delivery of its final Boeing 787, after the air transport crisis interrupted its fleet renewal schedule. It has signed agreements for a $122 million financing of the 787-8 in February – based on a ...

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    El Al loss quadruples over first half

    2020-08-27T09:01:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s first-half pre-tax loss has nearly quadrupled, to $270 million, compared with last year’s interim figure. El Al also posted a net loss of $244 million in contrast with the previous half-year deficit of $55 million. Its revenues for the six months to 30 June ...