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EL AL Israel Airlines Announces Unprecedented Low Summer Fares for Children and Live In-Flight Fun Family Entertainment

33% Savings for 2 to 13 Year Olds Must be Purchased by June 30

NEW YORK – June 7, 2012
– EL AL Airlines is making travel from the U.S. to Israel this summer more affordable and is offering live family entertainment in-flight. The roundtrip economy class fare for any child between the ages of 2 and 13 years old who is travelling with or without an adult will save 33% off the regular fare.

Throughout July and August, EL AL is offering “ELALCHIK” flights whereby passengers will be greeted by the cartoon character Kofico, a whimsical monkey, while boarding the flight at Ben Gurion International Airport. And, during the flight, Kofico and the cabin crew will appoint child-flight attendants to assist them in distributing some of the Kofico goodies, such as a coloring kit and activity booklet that has Kofico riddles, crossword puzzles and comics. Ten children who complete Kofico’s tasks will visit the cockpit and receive Kofico souvenirs personalized by the Captain.
Additionally, there will be a coloring contest and Kofico will select his favorite which will be published on elal.com and on EL AL Israel Airlines USA Facebook. Kofico books will also be available as will programming on one special TV channel that can be viewed on a personal TV located on every economy seat. This live family entertainment can be enjoyed on select EL AL flights from Israel to the U.S., London, Paris and Amsterdam.

On every EL AL flight, special activity books (filled with word games, trivia and coloring pages) are available to keep children entertained in-flight.  On the U.S./Israel route, only state-of-the-art 747-400 and 777 aircraft are utilized and offer upgraded personal entertainment systems with special programming for families.  In addition to the regular menu, child-friendly meals are available on EL AL flights between the U.S. and Israel but must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to departure.
With the EL AL “Matmid Kids Club,” children between the ages of 2-12 years old can earn the same number of frequent flyer points as an adult, even though their airfare costs less. These points can be exchanged for free tickets when enough are earned.

For more information and to book, visit www.elal.com or call EL AL at (800) 223-6700 or any travel agent.  Learn more about EL AL’s new Economy Class Plus, special promotions, special events in Israel and useful travel tips by joining the airline on Facebook (EL AL Israel Airlines USA) and Twitter (@ELALUSA).

EL AL USA Facebook fans can have free membership to the EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club to earn bonus tickets and upgrades to premium classes, priority seat selection, and other exclusive member-only offers. 

Publish Date 10/06/2012