Photo Credit: Prosper RouasNew York, NY - March 2, 2011
- Danny Saadon has been named Vice President of EL AL Israel Airlines
for North and Central America, the largest and most important operation for the airline (outside of Israel) that generates the most tourism to the country. In this new position, Saadon will oversee all operations for EL AL throughout the region and will be based at EL AL's North American Headquarters in New York City.
This new appointment follows more than four decades with EL AL in several managerial positions, including Airport Operations Manager in a variety of countries when history was made for the State of Israel and EL AL. The most significant events include the 1976 Israeli Raid on Entebbe while Saadon was based in Nairobi, Kenya and the rescue of Israelis and Iranians during the 1978 Iranian revolution while he was in Tehran, Iran. As the EL AL Ben Gurion Airport Manager in 1991, Saadon was also involved in Operation Solomon when EL AL assisted in the covert Israeli military operation that rescued 15,000 Ethiopians via airlift to Israel.
Most recently, Saadon spent the past five years as Vice President and General Manager of the EL AL branch in Tel Aviv. This office brings in the largest volume of business for the airline with sales of $1 billion annually. Previously, Saadon held a steady string of upper management positions with EL AL including General Manager in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as Ground Operations Manager in the United States.
Saadon received a degree from Hebrew University. He is fluent in Hebrew, English, and Italian.
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