El Al gifts IDF soldiers with ticket to Europe

Trip enables soldiers to “take some time for themselves and get some fresh air abroad,” says Nadav Hanin of El Al Airlines.

A map of Europe. Credit: MabelAmber/Pixabay.
A map of Europe. Credit: MabelAmber/Pixabay.

Since the outbreak of the war, El Al has taken part in the national war effort, by transporting essential cargo and offering rescue flights for Israel Defense Forces soldiers and thousands of reservists who were abroad on Oct. 7 and called to Israel for duty.

El Al is continuing its activities on behalf of the IDF soldiers and embarking on a series of measures to honor them. Those serving the IDF in compulsory or permanent status and reserve service who have performed at least 30 days of reserve duty since the outbreak of the war, will be able to receive a free ticket as a gift (excluding taxes) to a variety of El Al destinations in Europe. In total, the company expects to grant tens of thousands of flight tickets worth millions of dollars (tens of millions of shekels).

The gift is being offered through El Al’s Matmid Frequent Flyer Club. Registration for the benefit is available to servicemen and women on the El Al website. In addition, all IDF service members will receive priority boarding and an in-cabin announcement expressing the airline’s gratitude at the beginning of each flight.

“El Al is an inseparable part of the Israeli story during the war, and took a significant role in the national effort. Since Oct. 7, the company has helped thousands of reservists return to Israel, and continues to assist as a partner at the hostage family headquarters,” says Nadav Hanin, vice president of marketing, digital and communications at El Al.

“As a society that joined the national effort at the very beginning of the war, we feel an obligation to give back to those who contributed to our country and defense during this time,” Hanan says. “The benefit for regular and reserve IDF soldiers will enable thousands of Israelis who have given and continue to give to their country, to take some time for themselves and get some fresh air abroad.”

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EL AL was founded in November 1948 as Israel’s national airline and operated its first scheduled flight in 1949. In June 1950, EL AL began service between Tel Aviv and New York. Today EL AL serves 49 international destinations in 33 countries. EL AL continues to grow in step with the country. Although the airline was privatized economically several years ago, its national spirit and commitment to Israel have never wavered. EL AL continues its many national activities striving for excellence through the service it offers its passengers. EL AL will continue to grow and flourish with the State and to be the first choice of travelers to and from Israel.
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