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December 3, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A police bomb squad was dispatched to the cargo terminal of El Al Israel Airlines on Monday night after screening workers discovered possible explosives residue in a parcel, officials said. Los Angeles police officials said they evacuated the terminal shortly before 8 p.m. Two hours later, they had determined there were no explosives in the parcel, which contained mechanical parts. The terminal is on Century Boulevard, some distance from Los Angeles International Airport.
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August 27, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
GARY Wexler of Valley Village, who flies several times a year to Tel Aviv on business, is grilled regularly by the staff of El Al Israel Airlines: Does he have family in Israel? When did he learn Hebrew? Why? Then there was this puzzler: "On Passover, how many cups of wine do you drink?" But Wexler, who owns a marketing company, doesn't mind. Instead, he said, when he heard about the jet-bombing plot in London this month, he thought, "Thank God I'm flying El Al."
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TRAVEL
September 29, 1996 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Starting Tuesday, Reno Air will begin service three to four times per day between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Information: (800) 736-6247.. . . Following a bandit attack that injured two tourists and a van driver, Tanzania has dispatched 250 armed rangers to Serengeti National Park. . . . El Al Israel Airlines has added a fourth early check-in facility in Israel, at Ben Gurion Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2003 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The Egyptian immigrant who shot and killed two people at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport last July 4 had no accomplices or ties to extremists, but his rampage constituted an act of terrorism, federal authorities have concluded.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Israel to Sell Stake in El Al: The government plans to sell 51% of the national airline on the Tel Aviv and New York stock exchanges by late March, 1996, the company's president, Rafi Harlev, said. As much as 18% of El Al Israel Airlines stock will be sold on the Tel Aviv exchange by May 31, Harlev said. The remainder will be issued in New York by late March, 1996. "We are now in the speedy process of preparing the prospectus and finding underwriters," he said.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
El Al Israel Airlines 1994 Profits Soar: The airline, which is to be privatized later this year, reported sharply higher profits of $14 million for 1994, up from $9.9 million in 1993. Revenue rose 11.7% to $1.036 billion. The national carrier just emerged from receivership, paving the way for its privatization. It went into receivership in 1982 after huge losses and years of labor unrest. The government plans to sell off a 51% stake.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1999 | Associated Press and Bloomberg News
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. decided to split an aircraft order between Boeing Co. and Airbus Industrie, allowing the European plane maker to crack the fleet of a prominent all-Boeing customer. El Al gave Boeing an order valued at about $400 million to supply three of its long-range 777s. But the carrier also plans to order three or four Airbus A-330-200 jets to replace some of its Boeing 767s, El Al spokesman Nachman Kleinman said. Israel Radio said the Airbus 330s will cost $250 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2002 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Egyptian man who killed two people after opening fire on the Fourth of July at the El Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the county coroner's office said Saturday. An autopsy Saturday on Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, showed that he died from the abdominal wound, said Medical Examiner James K. Ribe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2002 | JENNIFER OLDHAM and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The fatal Independence Day shooting at Los Angeles International Airport highlights just how difficult it is to protect people who use the nation's airports from random acts of violence. Even with the heightened security in place since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there is nothing to prevent someone carrying a weapon from walking into one of the nation's 429 commercial airports, which are essentially public places like shopping malls or grocery stores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A police bomb squad was dispatched to the cargo terminal of El Al Israel Airlines on Monday night after screening workers discovered possible explosives residue in a parcel, officials said. Los Angeles police officials said they evacuated the terminal shortly before 8 p.m. Two hours later, they had determined there were no explosives in the parcel, which contained mechanical parts. The terminal is on Century Boulevard, some distance from Los Angeles International Airport.
WORLD
November 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli sky marshals foiled a hijacking attempt on an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Turkey on Sunday, overpowering a man armed with a pocketknife, witnesses and officials said. Flight 581 landed safely in Istanbul and none of the 170 passengers was hurt, an El Al official said. A Turkish airport official said one "terrorist" was being held after the incident. Witnesses said the passenger tried to storm the cockpit before security guards on board caught him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2002 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Numerous law enforcement agencies grappled with deployment mix-ups and communication snafus in the aftermath of a grisly Independence Day shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a report to be presented to the City Council's Public Safety Committee today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2002 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Egyptian man who killed two people after opening fire on the Fourth of July at the El Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the county coroner's office said Saturday. An autopsy Saturday on Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, showed that he died from the abdominal wound, said Medical Examiner James K. Ribe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2002 | JENNIFER OLDHAM and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The fatal Independence Day shooting at Los Angeles International Airport highlights just how difficult it is to protect people who use the nation's airports from random acts of violence. Even with the heightened security in place since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there is nothing to prevent someone carrying a weapon from walking into one of the nation's 429 commercial airports, which are essentially public places like shopping malls or grocery stores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2002 | GARY POLAKOVIC and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As bloody as the shootings were at Los Angeles International Airport, a quick response by El Al airline security personnel may have prevented a more deadly outcome, officials said Thursday. Unlike many domestic airlines, El Al, Israel's national airline, has armed personnel on the ground at most of its facilities. Police said that at least two El Al security guards, assisted by a passenger, subdued the gunman in Thursday's attack. One of the security guards shot and killed him.
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August 27, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
GARY Wexler of Valley Village, who flies several times a year to Tel Aviv on business, is grilled regularly by the staff of El Al Israel Airlines: Does he have family in Israel? When did he learn Hebrew? Why? Then there was this puzzler: "On Passover, how many cups of wine do you drink?" But Wexler, who owns a marketing company, doesn't mind. Instead, he said, when he heard about the jet-bombing plot in London this month, he thought, "Thank God I'm flying El Al."
BUSINESS
June 7, 1988 | United Press International
Israel's national airline rejected a business deal Monday to transport live pigs as cargo, saying pork has no place on its planes. "We don't put pork in the bellies of our passengers, and we aren't going to put pork in the bellies of our planes, either," said Nachum Klienman, a spokesman for El Al Airlines. Because of its large Jewish clientele, the airline serves only kosher food. Jews are forbidden by religious law to eat pork. An unidentified U.S.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1999 | Associated Press and Bloomberg News
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. decided to split an aircraft order between Boeing Co. and Airbus Industrie, allowing the European plane maker to crack the fleet of a prominent all-Boeing customer. El Al gave Boeing an order valued at about $400 million to supply three of its long-range 777s. But the carrier also plans to order three or four Airbus A-330-200 jets to replace some of its Boeing 767s, El Al spokesman Nachman Kleinman said. Israel Radio said the Airbus 330s will cost $250 million.
NEWS
March 27, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel's El Al airline said it will give Dutch authorities long-sought documents that will clear it of any allegations of a cover-up in the 1992 crash of a cargo plane in Amsterdam. El Al said it has taken possession of most of the documents regarding the plane's 20-ton shipment and will turn them over to a Dutch inquiry at The Hague next week.
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