El Al Hobbled by Last-Minute Delays

A view of the terminal hall at the Ben Gurion International airport. (Avi Dishi/Flash90)

El Al Airlines has been suffering from a spate of last-minute schedule disruptions.

Flight 095 to Beijing, scheduled for departure on Motzoei Shabbos was postponed to 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Flight 021 to New York, scheduled to take off at 11:30 p.m. on Motzoei Shabbos, was delayed to 6:50 Sunday morning. A Sunday morning 8:00 flight to Heraklion in Greece, was reset for 3:45 in the afternoon. The flight is operated by El Al subsidiary Sun d’Or.

The airline has been experiencing flight disruptions over the past two weeks, which it attributed to “operational reasons,” without elaborating, according to Globes.

In most cases, passengers were notified of the schedule changes only in the 24 hours before departure.