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EL AL Israel Airlines Holds Third Annual Christian Advisory Board Meeting With Leading Evangelical Broadcasters

04-03-2008

New York, NY - April 2, 2008 - EL AL, Israelís national airline, recently held its annual Christian Advisory Board meeting at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  EL AL established an Advisory Board to the Evangelical Christian Community in 2006 to impact the spiritual life of Christians throughout America by inspiring them to make the life-changing decision to travel to Israel.

The Board serves to facilitate an ongoing dialogue between EL AL and leaders of the Evangelical Christian community, communicate how EL AL and Israel can better respond to the needs of Christian pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land, and assist EL AL in determining how to make a trip to Israel even more meaningful for Christian travelers. 

At the Nashville meeting, EL AL Chairman, Professor Israel (Izzy) Borovich chaired the event and thanked the board members for their loyalty and for encouraging successful and growing group travel to Israel. Plans for 2008 were addressed, including the commitment to further increase the special attention provided by EL AL to Christian groups traveling to and from Israel.

In addition to EL AL Chairman Professor Israel (Izzy) Borovich and EL AL CEO, North & Central America, Offer Gat, other members of The Advisory Board in attendance at this yearís meeting included Ms. Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International; Mr. Earl Cox, Front Page Jerusalem/Radio Global Network; Mr. Michael Little, Christian Broadcasting Network; Rev. Robert Stearns, Eaglesí Wings Ministries, Linda Olmert, Fellowship of Israel and Black America; Pastor David Decker, Covenant Alliances; Mr. Pete Sumrall, LeSea Broadcasting; Susan Michael, International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem and Mr. Duke Westover, Liberty University.

"We are thankful to the board for giving us their time and input so that EL AL can continue to offer the best experience and service to all who begin their Holy Land pilgrimage on the national airline of Israel.  We are eager to continue our mission to help Christians experience the spiritual journey that can only take place in the Holy Land, an experience that for tens of thousands of pilgrims begins every year with EL AL,Ē stated EL AL Chairman, Professor Israel (Izzy) Borovich.

Over the years, EL AL has had a partnership with the Christian community, its important clergy and influential leaders. The airline has invested resources to accommodate  special needs through familiarization trips for pastors, special seminars and dedicated flight operations.  

Additionally, EL AL offers an attractively priced seven-night all-inclusive Israel travel package which focuses on many important tour sites of historic and religious interest to the Christian community.  For more information, travelers should call 1-800-EL AL SUN (1-800-352-5786) or visit www.elal.com/partners for a list of preferred EL AL tour operators.

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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.  The airline 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 Israelís values of innovation and caring and the promise of a genuine Israeli welcome.  For updated daily departure and arrival flight information, travelers can call (800) EL AL-747, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For reservations, call EL AL at (800) 223-6700 or any travel agent or visit www.elal.com, where travelers now also have the option of convenient, time saving online check-in for flights departing EL AL gateway cities in North America.

 EL AL. Itís not just an airline. Itís Israel.


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