El Al

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El Al is the national airline of Israel. The airline operates to destinations in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. The airline does not operate flights to surrounding countries because of the political friction between those countries and Israel.


El Al has two subsidiaries: El Al Cargo and Sun d’Or, which is an Israelian leisure airline.


El Al was founded in 1948 and started its operation in that same year. In 1950, the airline also started with operating cargo services and in 1977 El Al founded its charter service which later changed its name to Sun d’Or.


Passengers that travel in El Al Economy Class are permitted to bring 1 piece of cabin luggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg with them while Premium Class passengers can bring 2 pieces of carry-on luggage with a total maximum weight of 12 kg. Business Class and First Class passengers are permitted to bring 2 pieces with a total maximum weight of 20 to 24 kg. In addition, every passenger can bring 1 personal item with them on board. The amount of permitted checked luggage is limited to 23 kg in Economy Class, 2x 23 in Premium Class and 2x 32 kg in Business and First Class. Please consult website El Al for more information.

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El Al offers in-flight Wi-Fi to its passengers on some of its aircraft. Please consult website El Al for more information.


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