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El Al grounded

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 1, 2020
El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin has ordered that all aircraft should return to Israel, including those on cargo flights.
El Al
Return   It appears that the airline does not plan to operate
It appears that the airline does not plan to operate cargo flights and special passenger flights to particular destinations.

Topics: El Al

The company has already announced that scheduled passenger flights will be halted until July 31.

The cargo business has in any case been diminishing, as foreign airlines restore flights to Tel Aviv. Customers prefer sending cargo in the holds of passenger aircraft, the possibilities for which have now expanded. This has reduced cargo prices.

Most of the pilots are currently on leave without pay. Only 110 of the airline's 650 pilots are currently working.


 

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