El Al Pilots’ Strike Approaches End

(Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
(Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

El Al Airlines reached an interim agreement in its acrimonious dispute with its pilots on Sunday night, according to media reports.

The pilots have accepted shortened stays in New York and will receive a 7.5-percent pay raise. Management has agreed to stop leasing planes, a key complaint of the pilots.

Although terms have not been finalized and nothing has been signed, the pilots have agreed in the meantime to stop cancelling or delaying flights.