Change in EL AL Cargo Area Will Reroute Levayos

NEW YORK -
The first of Israel’s El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets,August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

EL AL Airlines is instituting a change this Motzoei Shabbos that will lead to a change in where an aron should be brought to be placed on an airplane, but Misaskim said they are meeting with officials to keep things running smoothly.

The airline will be switching its Kennedy Airport cargo area from Cargo Building B23 to cargo area D, Building 75.

Until now, funeral processions with an aron would take the Nassau Expressway and get off at the Kennedy Airport Exit. With the new change, however, drivers must continue down Route 878 until Exit 3 and follow the signs to Building D75.

The new EL AL Cargo Building, located at 75 North Hanger Road, has two parking lots, which may lead to some confusion. The actual entrance for funeral processions is the first exit, which lists it as a parking lot for trucks. The second has a barred entry.

Upon entering the lot, drivers should continue around to the back of the building to a ramp at Bay 38. This is the new EL AL cargo area.

Please note that parking will be more limited in the new facility.