NEW YORK – May 23, 2014
– At a ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport, the President and CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines, David Maimon, and the Ambassador of the Vatican in Israel, Nuncio H.E. Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, proudly affixed Pope Francis’ logo onto the EL AL aircraft in which Pope Francis will fly home to Rome. The special 777 aircraft will depart Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday, May 26 and will be outfitted to meet special requirements for the Pope and his delegation.
The Ambassador of the Vatican in Israel, Nuncio H.E. Archbishop
Giuseppe Lazzarotto and EL AL President/CEO David Maimon
shown in front of the aircraft adorning Pope Francis’ official logo.
Photo credit: Sivan Farag