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El Al

El Al aircraft at London Heathrow Airport

With its inaugural flight in 1948, El Al brought Israel's first president home from Geneva. Within two years it was running a regular service to London. In 2005 the government relinquished its controlling share in the airline.

Contact information

Telephone numbers

Reservation: 020 3204 0300 Customer service: 020 3204 0300 Special assistance: 020 3204 0300

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Facilities at Heathrow

Which terminal?

This airline operates from Terminal 4

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Airline lounges are invitation-only – please check entry rules with your airline. The following information is provided as a service to passengers and may be subject to change.

Terminal 4

King David Lounge (El Al)

Departures, after security

Between Gates 2 and 3

Flight information

Flight numbers begin with IATA code LY.

Alliance membership

This airline is not currently a member of the main airline alliances.

It may operate some routes under codeshare agreements (where partner airlines sell seats on the same aircraft, each using its own flight number). Your airline can advise whether this applies to any part of your journey.

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