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El Al Drops Plea Against Air India Flights in Saudi Airspace

Following continued calls from the Israeli High Court to drop its petition, El Al has decided to formally remove its plea against the government to allow Air India to operate its route to Tel Aviv through Saudi airspace. In a statement, the airline said the decision was made following a hearing that was held on July 18. The petition was originally filed in March, as the airline claimed that Air India has a significant advantage over El Al as it…

El Al Goes Retro with New 787 Special Livery

El Al’s social media pages on Wednesday showed off the airline’s newest special livery, a retro-themed livery taking passengers back to the 1960s. The airline, founded in September 1948 and as old as the State of Israel itself, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the special livery is…

Palestinian Airlines: The Homeless Flag Carrier

The term "flag carrier" is often bestowed upon an airline with a strong connection to its homeland. Airlines such as Japan Airlines, Aeromexico and Lufthansa have become staples of their respective countries of Japan, Mexico and Germany and have been given the honor of being flag carriers. However, the State…

LATAM Airlines Adds Routes to U.S., Europe and Israel

LATAM Airlines Group is preparing to offer three new international routes in 2018 including: Boston, Rome, and Lisbon. All flights will fly to its São Paulo/Guarulhos hub in Brazil, increasing connectivity from North America and Europe to Latin America. Also, the airline recently announced its plans to serve Tel Aviv,…