"It's not just an airline. It's Israel "With this company slogan, the Israeli airline El Al Israel promotes and promises its passengers" a home in the air ". The company is based at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, which also serves as a hub for all domestic and international flights. Since the first flight from Geneva to Tel Aviv in the founding year 1948, the airline has grown steadily and serves more than 50 destinations worldwide. A dense network of airlines exists in Europe. Russia is also an important target market. Bangkok and Mumbai are served in Southeast Asia, Beijing and Hong Kong in the Far East. A regular flight route is to Johannesburg.
Due to political tensions with neighboring countries, the Middle East is almost completely out of the market for the Israeli airline.
El Al operates destinations on four continents in 31 countries. European cities, Russia, North America, Central and Southeast Asia (Bangkok, Mumbai), the Far East (Beijing and Hong Kong), as well as Johannesburg (South Africa) and Zanzibar.
El Al fly over the airspace of Saudi Arabia, as well as the airspace of several Arab and Muslim countries, limits the further expansion of its route network into Asia. Saudi Arabia recently granted Air India permission to fly its own airspace from New Delhi to Tel Aviv three times a week. If Saudi ArabiaIf El Al does not allow its airspace to be used, then the airline may lend itself to a greater share of its Asian market. However, recent contacts between Saudi and Saudi officials may change the position of Saudi Arabia.
However, these political tensions are the reason why El Al Israel Airlines flights are considered one of the safest airlines in the world to equip their passenger planes with defense missile systems. Also at the airport there are strict security measures, there are no exceptions. There are no passenger flights on the Jewish Sabbath and religious holidays.
👜 Baggage regulations at El Al Israel Airlines
The free baggage allowances depend on the booking class. In Economy Class you are allowed to carry a piece of luggage weighing 23 kg. The Business Class allows two and the First Class three pieces of luggage, each weighing 32 kg. For children, a free baggage allowance of 10 kg applies. The dimensions must not exceed 158 cm in height, length and width. In Economy Class the permitted weight for a hand luggage is 8 kg, in Business Class and First Class 20 kg or 24 kg for two bags.
🕗 El Al Israel Airlines Web Check-in
You can check in to your flight 3 to 24 hours before your scheduled departure. In order to check in your flight, you must have a valid passport. Prior to your journey please make sure you have all the necessary documents. Once check-in is completed you will be issued a boarding pass. In order to save time at the airport, we recommend that you bring it with you.
Important: You can order through the online check-in. If you have not ordered a seat prior to, or during the check-in process.