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27-Mar-2020 9:25 AM

El Al to suspend scheduled passenger services until 04-Apr-2020

El Al announced (26-Mar-2020) plans to suspend all scheduled services from 27-Mar-2020 to 04-Apr-2020 due to the significant drop in demand in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The carrier will continue to operate rescue services in accordance with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence's requirements. London, New York, Paris and Toronto scheduled services on 26-Mar-2020, and Delhi and San Jose services for the return of citizens will operate as planned. The carrier will also continue to operate cargo services, including with the use of passenger aircraft. The carrier plans to place additional employees on unpaid leave and is in discussions with the Ministry of Finance regarding government support. El Al submitted a plan to the Ministry and is awaiting a response. [more - original PR - Hebrew] [more - original PR - Hebrew - II]

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