EL AL, Israel's national airline and the only airline to offer nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Israel, is proud to announce that the number of nonstop flights to Israel will increase to five every week, effective April 1st. EL AL is also offering a greatly reduced special spring early bird airfare and special companion fares in First, Platinum Business and Economy Class for departures from LA between April 1 and May 31, 2008.

With the special spring early bird airfare offer, EL AL passengers can fly nonstop from L.A. to Tel Aviv for just $1,483 roundtrip in Economy Class.

EL AL is also offering special roundtrip companion fares in First, Platinum Business, and Economy Class when two people travel together from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv this spring. In Economy Class, the cost is $1,433 per person; in Platinum Business Class each passenger pays $3,976 and the First Class fare per person is $7,105. EL AL companion fares from Los Angeles in Platinum Business and First Class are available on outbound flights Monday through Wednesday and on return flights Tuesday through Thursday. Reservations, ticketing and travel for both passengers must be made at the same time on the same flights/dates.

EL AL Premium Class passengers in First and Platinum Business Classes traveling from Los Angeles can now relax in beautiful, new, modern lounges at Los Angeles International Airport prior to their EL AL flight. The lounges are equipped with a high- tech Business Center, ensuring all communication and business needs are met prior to take-off.

"We are overwhelmed with the popularity of our nonstop flights from LA and are excited to be able to meet the high demand of travel to Israel," said Bill Gale, EL AL West Coast Regional Manager. "By offering a variety of excellent low fares, we hope that more west coast passengers will take advantage of this opportunity to explore Israel this spring."

Nonstop flights from Los Angeles operate on state-of-the art Boeing 777 aircraft. Every seat on the 777 features personal TV screens in all three classes of service – First, Platinum Business and Economy – and a wide selection of in-flight entertainment is offered.

EL AL First and Platinum Business Class passengers can relax in the comfort of flat bed seats while enjoying movies, games and music on a personal DVD player. Premium Class passengers can also utilize a personal computer in-flight as each seat has a 15-volt electric outlet. EL AL will supply adapters on board. Each seat also has a personal handset with a phone option.

The above roundtrip airfares are available on select EL AL flights and are subject to availability. $1483 "N class" early bird fare & $1433 "N Companion" fare must be purchased within 72 hours of confirmed reservation. Above prices do not include $84.30 applicable taxes. (These include the September 11 security fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement, up to $5 one-way and $10 roundtrip.) EL AL reserves the right to cancel promotions at any time. Cancellation/change penalties and other restrictions apply.

About EL AL

EL AL, Israel‘s national airline, offers the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel and the only nonstop service from Miami and Los Angeles.

EL AL is the only airline with First Class service on nonstop flights between the U.S.A and Israel. EL AL flies to more than 40 destinations worldwide from Israel and to many additional destinations via partnership agreements with other airlines. EL AL has annual revenues of about $1.8 billion and carries approximately 1.8 million passengers annually. Your Israel experience begins the moment you board EL AL.

EL AL embodies Israel's values of innovation and caring and the promise of a genuine Israeli welcome.

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