Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Asks EL AL CEO Elyezer Shkedy to Open a Direct Route to Boston
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, on a visit to Israel heading a delegation of Boston businesspersons, visited the EL AL offices and met with EL AL CEO Elyezer Shkedy.
Patrick and members of his delegation underscored the extensive economic and commercial ties between Israel and Massachusetts and called on Shkedy to consider establishing a direct EL AL route between Israel and Boston.
Addressing the guests, Shkedy extolled Israeli excellence, adding that he sets great store by economic cooperation between Israel and the USA.
At the end of the meeting, Governor Patrick told Shkedy he would be happy to meet with him again on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to continue discussing a direct route to Boston.
Israel’s General Consul to New England Shai Bazak, who initiated Governor Patrick’s visit to Israel with his delegation, was present at the meeting.
Also present were EL AL Vice President Commercial and Aviation Ties David Maimon and Ofer Gat, EL AL Vice President Sales.