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EL AL Israel Airlines Celebrates Passover in the Sky
Dozens of Holiday Flights Added to Accommodate Demand
New York – April 3, 2014 – EL AL Israel Airlines is adding flights worldwide to accommodate this year’s holiday traffic and will offer freshly prepared holiday menus to First, Platinum Business and Economy class passengers. As the world’s only kosher airline, EL AL will serve Passover meals in accordance with strict Jewish laws under Rabbinic supervision. 
To accommodate the high demand of travelers, over 100 flights to Israel have been added. Between the USA and Israel, close to 1,000 extra seats will supplement the usual flight schedule.
With the most popular destinations for Israelis this holiday season being New York, Rome, Milan, Venice, Paris, London, Bangkok, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Geneva, EL AL will fly close to 300,000 passengers during the holiday schedule. Express check-in can be completed through a choice of platforms, including self-check-in online, through a smartphone app or at computerized kiosks at the airport.
Some of the special holiday dishes that will be served on the New York (JFK/Newark) route include sweet and sour chicken with a trio of roasted potatoes, braised beef short ribs with pomegranate and silan, spicy matbucha salad, caramelized onions and vegetables with toasted matza farfel, Israeli matza and assorted pastries and desserts. In keeping with the holiday tradition, beer and whiskey (which contain grain) are removed from aircraft and matza replaces all bread products.
Catering for EL AL flights from New York (JFK/Newark) is provided by Borenstein Caterers, Inc., a daughter company of EL AL, with dishes prepared by Executive Chef Steven Weintraub. Award winning chef and TV personality Moshe Segev spearheads all catering operations for EL AL flights departing Israel.
Travelers interested in creating a Charoset recipe for their Seder at home can follow these instructions from Chef Weintraub and Chef Segev:

10 dried figs
15 prunes
1 cup apple juice
¼ cup sweet red wine
1 green apple, finely chopped
1 level teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of ground cloves
4 heaping tablespoons of toasted almond pieces
Place the dried fruit into a food processor with the cinnamon, cloves and red wine. Pulse.
Add apples and almonds. Pulse again until the texture is coarse and uniform.
Add apple juice until the texture is like a rich spread. Transfer the spread to a jar.
Refrigerate before serving.
Please note that the Charoset is a bit looser than usual but after refrigeration it attains the perfect texture for spreading on matzah.

For more information and to book flights, visit www.elal.com or call EL AL at (800) 223-6700 or contact any travel agent. Learn more about special promotions as well as activities, special events and useful travel tips to Israel, plus more, by joining the airline on Facebook (ELALIsraelAirlinesUSA) and Twitter (@ELALUSA).
Publish Date 08/04/2014