El Al Agrees to Return Pilot Wages as Demand Reaches…

Israeli flag carrier El Al has announced it reached an agreement with its pilots to restore salaries to pre-COVID-19 levels in an effort to cancel fewer flights. The airline agreed that such salaries will be in effect by the start of 2023 and would remain until the contract expires in…

El Al Signs Agreement to Acquire Arkia

El Al Airlines — Israel's flag carrier — has reached a non-binding agreement to acquire Arkia, a smaller carrier. On Thursday, the carrier formed a non-binding memorandum of intent to buy smaller local rival Arkia after being forced to shrink down following a government bailout during the pandemic. Arkia would…

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After…

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes…

Philippine Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between Manila and Tel…

Proving resiliency in the time of a global pandemic, Philippine Airlines is looking to launch non-stop flights between Manila and Tel Aviv, Israel by October 2021, betting on eased air travel restrictions as Covid-19 vaccinations in both the Philippines and Israel having made good progress. The national carrier of Philippines has…

Israel Bans International Flights to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Israel is the country that is doing the best in its vaccination process. According to Oxford University, Israel had administered vaccination doses to more than 40% of its population by Jan. 24. Those numbers are nearly double the second country in the list, the United Arab Emirates with 25%, and…

Emirates to Begin Flights Between UAE and Israel

As relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel continue to improve, Emirates has received approval to launch flights from Dubai to Tel Aviv.  According to reports by Kan News of Israel, the Dubai-based carrier has received approval from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to operate flights between the two…

El Al Operates Historic Flight Over Saudi Arabia Following Peace…

El Al Israel Airline Flight 971 departed Tel Aviv bound for Abu Dhabi on Aug. 31, flying over Saudi Arabia for the first time since 1972. The flight was allowed to cross Saudi Arabian airspace that had previously been blocked to all Israeli air traffic. According to the British Broadcasting…

El Al Israel Airlines Agrees to Taking Government Assistance

Just days after announcing they would be indefinitely suspending all operations, El Al Israel Airlines agreed to become nationalized. This development is part of a plan regarding a bailout for the airline that has had significant financial struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Israel-based carrier and its controlling shareholder…

El Al Suspends Operations Indefinitely

El Al Israel Airlines has canceled all flights and suspended operations indefinitely. All flights, including passenger and cargo services, have been stopped. The announcement comes as the carrier reported massive losses over the first half of 2020 and after the airline’s pilots refused to fly amid a labor crisis. El…