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El Al chairman steps down, cites medical issues

Eli Defes, chairman of El Al Israel Airlines, announced on Sunday that he has stepped down immediately because of an undisclosed medical condition. While it remains unclear who will replace the 66-year old, who has held the post since 2017, frontrunners for the promotion include the airline’s two vice chairpeople: Yehuda Levy and Tamar Mozes-Borovitz.

El Al recalls fleet amid union spat

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin has cancelled all operations indefinitely, following the announcement of a strike from the Israeli Pilots' Union (ISRALPA) on Tuesday evening.

Israeli Airport Authority effectively grounds El Al

The Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) has barred El Al from performing cargo-only flights, effectively grounding the airline. The decision was made as the Israeli flag carrier has accumulated approximately $17.3 million in debt to the airport. Passenger flights in Israel remain banned due to the coronavirus, with no current date for recommencement. As Israel has

Israel’s El Al ends Boeing 747 operations

After 48 years of active service with the Boeing's iconic jumbo jet, Israel's national airline El Al said goodbye to its 747 fleet with a special event.


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