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An El Al Dreamliner of the kind pictured here took off from Ben Gurion Airport in the first regular flight from Israel to Morocco on July 25, 2021. Credit: Flash90.

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

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Two Israeli airlines, El Al and Israir, launched the first regular direct flights from Israel to Morocco on Sunday. Israir Flight 61 took off first at 8:15 a.m, followed by El Al flight 553, which...
An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 767, June 6, 2013. Credit: Aktug Ates via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli Finance Ministry announces $120 million bailout for El Al

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Israel’s Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday a $210 million bailout for the country’s national carrier, El Al, to help the airline overcome the losses it suffered as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The tickets...

El Al’s flight simulator made wheelchair-accessible for ‘Good Deeds Day’

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In honor of “Good Deeds Day,” the pilot’s seat of EL AL’s Boeing 737 flight simulator was replaced on Tuesday with a wheelchair to give Israelis with disabilities the experience of piloting a plane. A...
An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-858. Credit: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia Commons.

El Al to operate first direct flight from Israel to Morocco

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El Al Airlines announced on Sunday that it would operate its first flight to Rabat, Morocco on Tuesday. The flight will carry a joint U.S.-Israeli delegation, reported Reuters. The direct flight should take around six hours and...
An Israir plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Aug. 8, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israir to launch Tel Aviv-Dubai flights in October

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The Israeli airline Israir is planning to launch Tel Aviv-Dubai flights beginning in October, pending receipt of an official permit. Israir says that it will offer Israelis a four-night vacation package starting at $700, according...
Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and members of the U.S.-Israeli delegation attend a ceremony ahead of their departure from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Aug. 31, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Historic flight from Israel arrives in UAE

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The first commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates touched down in Abu Dhabi on Monday, carrying a delegation of U.S. and Israeli officials. El Al Flight #971—numbered to represent the UAE’s international...
El Al Lockheed Constellation plane. Credit: David Eldan via Wikimedia Commons.

Reflections on ‘aliyah’

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This week marks the 43rd anniversary of my aliyah. In July 1977, I arrived in Israel for what I had thought was going to be a 12-month stint. But when I completed the one-year program...
An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-858. Credit: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia Commons.

Young American immigrant to Israel revealed as person bidding to purchase El Al

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Eli Rozenberg, a 30-year-old immigrant to Israel from the United States, is the person interested in purchasing El Al Israel Airlines, Globes reported on Sunday. According to the report, the prospective buyer is the son of businessman...
An El Al airline plane at Ben-Gurion Airport on Aug. 17, 2016. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

El Al bailout of $400 million likely to result in airline being nationalized

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Israel’s national carrier El Al announced on Monday that it had agreed to a government bailout deal that will likely result in the airline’s being nationalized. According to the terms of the deal, the airline...
The empty departure hall at the Ben-Gurion International Airport on March 11, 2020. Israeli authorities imposed severe restrictions on all travelers entering Israel, including a two-week home quarantine of all arrivals to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photo by Flash90.

Israel extends COVID-19 travel restrictions until Aug. 1

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The Israel Airports Authority has informed all airlines that the COVID-19 restrictions for passengers entering the country are being extended for an additional month. The ban on foreigners arriving at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport—and...