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March 31, 2009updated Feb 08, 2013

El Al Transports The Pontiff

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

EL AL, Israel’s national airline, has been selected as the carrier to fly His Holiness Pope Benedictus XVI and his entourage from Israel to Rome on May 15. This special EL AL flight will follow the culmination of a historic Papal visit to Israel this spring.

A dedicated EL AL flight will operate for the Pope and his entourage, which is comprised of 30 clergymen and 70 journalists who are accompanying him on this significant journey. EL AL is allocating a special Boeing 777 aircraft emblazoned with the Vatican insignia.

“We are honored to have been selected the airline that is carrying the Pope and his entourage and have assigned a special in-flight crew that represents several faiths,” said Haim Romano, President, EL AL Israel Airlines.

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