Airline El Al
Airline El Al

Airline El Al (El Al). Official site.

"El Al" (Hebrew. Theאל על- "skyward") is the largest aviation company in Israel, the national air carrier. The headquarters is located in Tel Aviv. It is engaged in passenger transportation to countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. A special department of the company, "El Al Cargo", deals with cargo transportation.


Israeli engineers in September 1948, the technique converted civilian and military aircraft the Air Force of Israel.

The plane took off from the Tel Nof military base and had two crews on board with a total of 16 people. The plane arrived in Geneva, where it took on board Israeli President Weizman Chaim and his wife Vera. On the evening of the same day, the plane arrived back at Tel Nof. The aircraft was escorted by four fighters in Israeli airspace on its first civilian flight. This flight is considered the first for the Israeli civil aviation company EL AL. The aviation company was officially founded on November 15, 1948 and in August 1949 began to produce regular passenger services from Tel Aviv to Rome and Paris, a little later London was added to the destinations. Non-stop flights to New York from Tel Aviv began on June 15, 1961, when the Boeing 707, which belongs to EL AL, set the world record for the longest non-stop flight, covering a distance of 9 kilometers in 33 hours and 9270 minutes. The aviation company has not operated flights on Saturdays since 1978.

The first phase of the long-delayed privatization of the company began in June 2003, when a 15% stake in the company was put up for sale on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The Knafaim-Arkia holding acquired a large stake in EL AL in 2004 and now claims full ownership of the aviation company. 40% of El Al shares are currently owned by Knafaim-Arkia, 30% - by private investors, 30% - by the state. EL AL employs 5417 people.


"El Al" is reputed as one of the safest aviation companies in the world for the following reasons:

On board

It is known that at least one civilian aviation security officer is on board each aircraft during the flight (787 - two employees). All employees have weapons hidden under their clothes. All agents are from special purpose army units. Most of the EL AL pilots are former Israeli Air Force pilots. In addition, the entire crew of the aircraft undergoes a course of hand-to-hand combat - "Krav Maga" and courses of behavior during a terrorist attack and in an emergency situation.

The cabin crew all ships aviation company is separated from the passenger compartment double doors have combination locks. The second door opens only when the first input will be closed and identified co-pilot or captain.

The luggage compartment is separated from the passenger reinforced steel floor, in the event of an explosion.

On the ground

Checking passengers held a special security service "El Al" who pass special courses.

All luggage must be scanned by the security service before being allowed on board. So, for example, at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow, after checking, all passengers wait for boarding a flight in a special, separate from other passengers, "sterile" zone - the boarding zone (exit No. 12) is separated by a glass fence and the entrance there is strictly according to boarding tickets for the flight ... Passengers who are not Israeli citizens go through a particularly careful screening process.


Terms of increased security introduced in the aviation company after the first political hijacking in the history of Nicaraguan revolutionary Patricio Arguello and a member of the PFLP Leila Khaled July 23 1968 years. This case was the only precedent for a successful capture of an Israeli plane.


In the aviation company has a fleet of aircraft manufacture 41 the American manufacturer Boeing Airplanes. The average age of the company's fleet of 13,3 years.

Aviation Company in August 2015 year reported that begin spending pregovory with Boeing Airplanes purchase or lease 15-five new generation aircrafts Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner. Delivery of the aircraft will begin no earlier than 2018 years. But in August 17 2015, the corporation Boeing has not confirmed poluchaenie order.

Basic data of the airline El Al:

  • Airline country: Israel.
  • Israeli National Aviation Company.
  • Year of AK appearance: 1949.


Airline codes:

  • IATA airline code: LY.
  • ICAO airline code: ELY.


El Al (ElAl). Official site:

El Al (ElAl). Official site.

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Contact details:

  • Main airports airlines: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion.

  • The mailing address of the airline: Israel, Tel Aviv, 70100, POBox 41, BenGurion Airport, ElAl Head Office.

  • City airline phone: +97239716111.

  • Airline fax: +97239721442.

  • E-mail Airlines: [email protected].

  • City phone of the Russian representative office of the airline: +74952321017.

  • Fax of the representative office in Russia: +74952321013.

  • Domestic airline flights: Tel Aviv, Ovda.

  • In the CIS countries, the airline's flights: Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Moscow, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Odessa, Simferopol.

  • International airline flights: Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Bangkok, Brussels, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Vienna, Warsaw, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Krakow, Cairo, London, Lamaka, Madrid, Los Angeles, Marseille, Miami, Munich, Milan, New York, Newark, Beijing, Paris, Rome, Prague, Istanbul, Sofia, Frankfurt am Main, Toronto, Chicago, Zurich, Chisinau.

  • The airline has the following types of aircraft:  Boeing737-700, Boeing737-800, Boeing737-900, Boeing747-200, Boeing747-400, Boeing757-200, Boeing767-200, Boeing767-300, Boeing777-200.





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We were supposed to fly flight 615: Tel Aviv- Domodedovo. Flight was canceled, the reason no one really explained. Sent through the day from transplanting of Munich, Munich, wherein the plane of Sheremetyevo sat. No one apologized. To complain?

It seems to be the company of such a huge level of flight delays still present. A representative of the company as may be trying to resolve situations that arise, but we are all human, and buy tickets for a certain time already be in another country. instead of hanging around the airport waiting when at last will approach your turn.

At the same time the most admired professional work of the pilot, due to which takeoff and landing have been wonderful! So far, the airline employs professionals so high class, permissible did not worry about the reliability of the air transportation!

I do not know how much time had to be spent on it to bring a suitcase with the plane and put on the tape, but the staff seems to be not in a hurry. We had to wait more than an hour their belongings. This impression of flight satisfactory. The staff was exclusively male. All warning and very polite.

I flew on vacation. Return flight delayed by almost two hours, and back for a minute. We, of course, no one bothered to explain then, but I think - it was due to the weather conditions, since the day we arrived, there was a strong rain. Power Flight remarkable, and the range is not worse than the one that was in Antalya.

18 years fly with this airline. No problems with shmona and checks. Probably because I do not stuff my bags with any kind of nonsense. Neither the tablet, nor the laptop, nor the camera did not arouse the interest of the inspectors. Last summer I got carried away with a photo at the airport. There was no rudeness or humiliation. But the suitcase was checked in the bowels of the airport (for the first time for all flights). But I do not consider this insulting, but I refer to the work of the security service. Every year the planes are newer and better. Food and service in the economy class are normal. Adequate and courteous staff. I trust them to the pilots. In practice, there is not a single flight delay. It is also often written that stewardesses speak only Hebrew - this is a lie. Rather, we do not really know how to pronounce English words. By the way, the situation with German planes is exactly the same. It is important to realize that these are their national planes flying around the world, and they do not need to speak directly in all languages. International English is enough. And the fact that our compatriots do not know English, they try to solve, talking in broken Russian. I have been flying for a very long time, but I never learned Hebrew. Although, it does not bother me at all during the checks. And these terrible tales of impolite inspectors - it's faster, the ambitions of those being checked. Who does not like it, no one forces you to fly with this airline. There are a lot of them. But I made a decision after the first flight with them.


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