Globes Israel News reports that the disruptions to the flight schedule of El Al Israel Airlines continued over the weekend, as Flight 095 to Beijing, scheduled to take off at 22:45 on Motzoei Shabbos was postponed to 9:00 this morning. Flight 021 to New York, originally scheduled to take off at 23:30 on Motzoei Shabbos, was postponed to 6:50 this morning. Another flight that was substantially rescheduled was this morning’s 8:00 flight to Heraklion in Greece, which was postponed to 15:45, operated by El Al subsidiary Sun d’Or.
Globesd adds that these disruptions follow flight cancellations in the past two weeks, as on Thursday, El Al cancelled its flight to Boston. El Al’s explanation was that the cancellation was for “operational reasons.” In most cases, passengers are informed of cancellations or changes only in the 24 hours before the flight concerned, which naturally causes frustration at upset plans.