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Geneal who raised flag over Umm Rashrash flies on El Al’s inaugural Tel Aviv-Eilat run

EILAT, Israel (Press Release)– EL AL Israel Airlines launched its newest route between Tel Aviv and the popular beach resort of Eilat this week with a historical and heartwarming father/son connection. General Avraham Adan, who was immortalized in the famous 1949 photograph when the Israeli flag was first raised in Umm Rashrash (now known as Eilat, located on the Red Sea in southern Israel) was invited to join the maiden flight as his son Omer is an EL AL pilot who will be flying between these two destinations in Israel.

EL AL President and CEO Elyezer Shkedy personally invited General Adan to participate in this inaugural flight and also hosted the Minister of Transportation, Israel Katz. Other dignitaries included EL AL Chairman Amikam Cohen, the Chairman of the Eilat Hotel Association as well as leaders in the Israeli tourism, aviation and transportation industries.

A special roundtrip fare of $40 from Ben Gurion Airport to Eilat is available when purchasing a roundtrip EL AL flight from the USA to Israel. EL AL operates 3 daily roundtrip flights between Eilat and Tel Aviv, every Sunday through Thursday, plus there are departures every Friday morning and Saturday evening after Shabbat. The 17 weekly nonstop flights arrive into and depart from Ben Gurion Airport, thereby offering easy connections to EL AL international flights.

Preceding provided by El Al Airlines

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