Articles tagged “el al”

Israel’s El Al Airlines Tries to Reinvent Itself for the Modern Era

Israel’s El Al Airlines Tries to Reinvent Itself for the Modern Era

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some national flag airlines no longer have a commercial purpose and probably should go out of business. El Al is not one of those carriers. Tourism in the airline's Israel home market is booming, and El Al should be able to ride the wave.

2 months ago

New Loyalty Partnerships Launch Between Hilton and Lyft, Alaska and El Al

New Loyalty Partnerships Launch Between Hilton and Lyft, Alaska and El Al

Grant Martin, Skift

For those still loyal to the travel industry, a new spate of partnerships will now make it easier to earn miles and points across airlines, hotels, and shared cars. And with zero barrier to entry, some passengers may find a windfall.

5 months ago

Alaska Airlines and El Al Team Up on Loyalty

Alaska Airlines and El Al Team Up on Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska is launching a loyalty partnership with yet another outlying international air carrier. At this rate, it doesn't need to fully join an airline alliance.

5 months ago

Oman Will Open Its Airspace to Israel’s National Carrier

Oman Will Open Its Airspace to Israel’s National Carrier

Isabel Debre, Associated Press

Even though El Al still can't fly over Saudi Arabia, this new development might get it one step closer to reducing its flight times.

10 months ago

Airlines Test Adding Metasearch to Their Websites

Airlines Test Adding Metasearch to Their Websites

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If they can't beat the online travel companies, airlines might as well try to copy those companies' slickest moves. A couple of carriers are testing the display of flights on rival airlines in an attempt to prevent consumers from clicking away to shop elsewhere.

1 year ago

Israel’s El Al Appeals to the UN as It Seeks to Fly Over Saudi Arabia

Israel’s El Al Appeals to the UN as It Seeks to Fly Over Saudi Arabia

Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

Global politics are a mess, right? It's a shame an Israeli airline can't fly over Saudi Arabia, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. Will the International Civil Aviation Organization step in and change the status quo?

2 years ago

Israel’s El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Israel’s El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

For many years, El Al had the benefit of competing in a market with some tight controls over what airlines could fly where. That's over now, and Israel's flag carrier needs to improve, or it will continue to shed customers.

2 years ago

The Changing Face of Accelerators, the Travel Industry and Startup Opportunities

The Changing Face of Accelerators, the Travel Industry and Startup Opportunities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Artificial intelligence and messaging are the trends of the day that many startup accelerator programs are interested in but there is also plenty of opportunity for aviation-oriented startups, in particular, to swoop in and command the attention they deserve -- and airlines desperately need their help.

3 years ago

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

Yaacov Benmeleh , Bloomberg

The 2013 Open Skies agreement with Europe didn't crush El Al and its stock price has soared based on diving oil prices and the strength of the shekel. The trends don't look so great, though, as tourism is slumping because of the spate of knifings and other political violence.

4 years ago

El Al’s Female Flight Attendants Say No Way to High Heel Requirement

El Al’s Female Flight Attendants Say No Way to High Heel Requirement

Associated Press

We think El Al's female flight attendants should have to wear heels when its male crew have to wear leather chaps and speedos.

4 years ago

Ryanair CEO Sees Israel as Hub for Expansion

Ryanair CEO Sees Israel as Hub for Expansion

Globes

Israeli authorities may not go along with Ryanair's plans because it sees Ryanair as a competitive threat to an already struggling El Al.

5 years ago

El Al to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi on Select European Routes Within One Year

El Al to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi on Select European Routes Within One Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

ViaSat claims it has the fastest in-flight Wi-Fi available and raising the standard for service in European skies will effectively force other carriers to speed up their service. The El Al deal is one way for ViaSat to kickstart market penetration outside of the U.S.

6 years ago