El Al Israel Airlines

El Al stems from the Hebrew, meaning 'to above'. Previously the national airline of the State of Israel, El Al Israel Airlines was born immediately after the birth of its nation in 1948. From the year of 1982, it was under insolvency management until 1996 when it restarted business. Its privatization started in June 2003 and now more than half of its shares are held by Knafaim-Arkia Holdings - a private enterprise company in the country. El Al has developed rapidly in recent years and now operates scheduled passenger flights to America, Europe, Asia and Africa. It owns a 40% market share in domestic aviation market, and is the second Israeli carrier in the international market.


Headquartered in Israel's capital city Jerusalem, El Al Israel Airlines bases at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv of the country.

Established in 1936, Ben Gurion International Airport was first known as Wilhelma Airport. Between 1948 and 1973, it is called Lod Airport due to its location. Today, the airport is still located at Lod which is 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of Tel Aviv; however, it is now named to commemorate the first prime minister of Israel – David Ben Gurion. At present, Ben Gurion International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the country, with over 10 million passengers each year. It is regarded as the best airport in Middle East according to a survey conducted by Skytrax, a leading British quality advisor to world airlines and airports.

Aircraft Types:

As of May 2007, El Al Israel Airlines owns a fleet of 35 airplanes which are all Boeings, including two Boeing 737-700s, seven 737-800s, four 747-400s, four 757-200s, six 767-200s, three 767-300ERs, six 777-200ERs and three 747-200Fs.

Flights to/from China:

Direct flights between Beijing and Tel Aviv started in 1992 and direct flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv followed three years later. Now there are three El Al Israel Airlines flights a week between Beijing and Tel Aviv. The details of the flights are as follows:

Flight No. Date Time & Destination
LY095 Tue./Thu./Sun. Tel Aviv → Beijing
0:35  →  15:10
LY096 Thu./Sun. Beijing → Tel Aviv
22:00 → 4:00 (the next day)
LY075 Tue./Wed./Sat. Tel Aviv → Hong Kong
21:50 → 13:40 (the next day)
LY076 Tue./Wed./Sun. Hong Kong → Tel Aviv
15:45    →    22:40
Thu. Hong Kong → Tel Aviv
20:55 → 3:50 (the next day)

Contact Information:

El Al Israel Airlines has its offices in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The following information on them is for your reference. Also you can contact the airlines' representatives through the line +972(3)9771111 or +972(3)9772250.

1. El Al Israel Airlines Hong Kong
Address: Room 2205, Tower One, Lippo Centre, No.89, Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2521 1696 / 2380 3362
Fax: (852) 2973 0720

2. Beijing Office
Address: Room 1812B, Kuntai International Mansion, Yi No.12, Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 86 (10) 58797358
Fax: 86 (10) 58797359

3. Shanghai Office
Address: Pacific Aviation Marketing Ltd., 12H Zaofong Universe Building, No.1800, West Zhongshan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 86 (21) 63901060
Fax: 86 (21) 63901063

4. Guangzhou Office
Address: Pacific Aviation Marketing Ltd., Room 3218, China Shine Plaza, No.3-15, Linhe Xin Road, Guangzhou
Res: 86 (20) 83652316
Fax: 86 (20) 83313865

- Last modified on Mar. 14, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on El Al Israel Airlines
Asked by diana from ISRAEL | Aug. 08, 2016 11:06Reply
flight ticket by el al
me and my husband live in China for the last 4 months...unfortenately el al website is not working in china I dont know why? I have a ticket back home to Israel on the 27.9 and I wanted to book for my husband the same ticket the problem is that the price on this date is 1690$ and on the 25.9.16 450$???
We must have the trip back home together!!!! please let me know what are my options? can I change my ticket to the 25.9? and how much its gonna cost? i'm also a member of the matmid club
Waiting for your soon reply
Answers (1)
Answered by TCG | Aug. 10, 2016 20:19

Thank you for your inquiry.
However, we are TravelChinaGuide instead of the airlines. The information on our website is for reference only. If the website cannot be accessed, you may try to call their local office in China. Hope for your kind understanding.
Asked by Jyotsna from INDIA | Feb. 14, 2015 04:58Reply
Refund policy
If Israel airline cancel flights due to political unrest do you still cut all money and don't refund anything
Answers (1)
Answered by Travel China Guide | Feb. 14, 2015 18:08

Thank you for your inquiry.
However, we are sorry that we are TravelChinaGuide instead of Israel Airline. This page is only for your reference. For the detailed policy, we suggest you to contact the Airline directly. Sorry for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding.
Asked by dewita from INDONESIA | Apr. 24, 2013 11:11Reply
i have a group travel from indonesia to jerusalem..do you have contact detail or email ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Randy from ITALY | Apr. 24, 2013 21:41

Hi, in this situation, I suggest you to consult the local travel agency in Indonesia because travel agency in China could not offer good price for your route.
Asked by Ahron rosenfeld from HONG KONG | Dec. 17, 2012 10:58Reply
Is there a possibility to purchase a business seat
for the flight from Hong Kong to tel aviv on 20/12?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tiong | Dec. 17, 2012 19:43

Hi, find a local agent to help you, since for the international one, agency or airline in the departure city will get a better discount.
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