EL AL Israel Airlines Brings Hurricane Relief

747 Jumbo Aircraft Delivers 90 Tons of Supplies and Aid

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — A dedicated EL AL 747 jumbo cargo aircraft is flying from Israel today to a military base in Little Rock, Arkansas to deliver 90 tons of emergency supplies for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The delivery will be transported from Little Rock to New Orleans.

In cooperation with the government of Israel, EL AL is delivering the urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the stricken region. The special supplies for adults and children include food, diapers, clothing, shoes, tents and medical supplies, among other items. EL AL Captain Goffer Yalon is piloting the jumbo aircraft.

“As the national airline of Israel, we at EL AL are driven to provide a lifeline to the rest of the world in times of emergency. It is important that we do everything possible to ensure that relief supplies get through to the individuals most in need following this devastating event,” stated Haim Romano, President of EL AL Israel Airlines.

EL AL’s current operation is another example of the commitment the airline made when incepted in 1949 to assist all those in need. EL AL has a longstanding pledge to the government of Israel that at any time of the day or night, the airline will organize and operate a mission flight to rescue any in peril. The many instances include Operation Solomon (the airlift rescue of thousands of Ethiopians to Israel), and the delivery of relief supplies to Indonesia following last year’s tsunami.

About EL AL

EL AL, Israel’s national airline, offers the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel and the only direct service from Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. From the USA, EL AL codeshares with Delta Airlines and offers special fares from 48 additional cities. EL AL is the only airline with First Class service on nonstop flights between the U.S. and Israel. EL AL carries more than 1.3 million passengers annually and services more than 40 destinations worldwide from Israel. Your Israel experience begins the moment you board EL AL. For more information, contact your travel agent or EL AL at (800) 223-6700 or (212) 768-9200 or visit http://www.elal.com/.

EL AL. It’s not just an airline. It’s Israel.

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