Israel's flag-carrier airline. Played a key role in airlifting Jews from Ethiopia and Yemen. Privatized in 2003
El Al's Dreamliner aircraft, which was converted to be able to carry cargo, landed in Istanbul on Sunday and took 24 tons of humanitarian equipment for the fight against the coronavirus.
The Israeli flag-carrier said the decision was based on continued Health Ministry requirements for self-quarantine upon arrival in Israel.
The airline suspended passenger flights until at least the end of May and about 6,000 of its 6,500 workforce are on unpaid leave until June 30.
"As prime minister, you carry the ultimate responsibility for that, after seventy-two years, El Al will finish its journey on your watch."
El Al has suspended passenger flights until at least the end of May while about 6,000 of its workers are on unpaid leave until June 30.
About 6,000 employees of El Al and its subsidiaries are currently on unpaid leave.
On Monday, El Al said it will operate 60 humanitarian cargo flights from Wuhan, China, to several major European cities via Israel.
The international airport in Wuhan reopened in early April after two months of closure, serving the Hubei province capital where the COVID-19 outbreak first originated.
El Al will be permitted to withdraw the funds on May 10, the court said, unless the National Labor Court holds that it is necessary delay the execution of the decision.
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