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national airline of Israel
clues: Mideast carrier; Flight from Israel?; Flier
to Tel Aviv; Israeli airline; It lands at Ben Gurion; Carrier
since 1948; Airline with a kosher menu
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Al Israel Airlines is the national airline of Israel.
It is based at Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv and
uses the IATA designator LY.
Al Israel Airlines Boeing 777 in the latest (2003) colour scheme
on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport (UK). Photographed
by Adrian Pingstone in September 2003 and released to the public
Al was completely owned by the Israeli government, but a move to
privatize began on June 12, 2003 when its shares debuted on the
Tel Aviv stock exchange. The airline is renowned for the thorough
security on its check-ins and planes and is thought to be the
world's most secure airline.
Al currently employs a fleet of about 30 aircraft, all Boeings
(737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 models).
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