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Very rare poster of EL AL Israel Airline printed 1951
El Al Israel Airlines is not just a national airline; it’s a symbol of the birth and growth of the State of Israel. The airline’s story began in 1948, when the Israeli government needed to bring home President Chaim Weizmann and his wife Vera from Switzerland in a stately manner. They chose a C-54 plane from the Israeli Air Force, which they named “El Al” inspired by the biblical phrase meaning “to the skies.” And thus, the national airline of Israel was born.
The poster you are looking at was created in 1951 when El Al had just begun its journey toward becoming one of the most advanced and efficient airlines in the world. The poster represents the spirit of El Al and the Israeli people’s determination to soar to new heights despite the challenges they faced.
This poster is not just a beautiful piece of art; it’s a part of history. It represents El Al’s early days when the airline was still finding its wings. It was a time when El Al pilots and cabin crew participated in the airlift of almost 47,000 Yemenite Jews and 3,000 Habbanim Jews from the Arabian Peninsula to Israel. It was a time when El Al became the first visible symbol of a new life of freedom for 113,000 Iraqi immigrants.
The poster is a testament to the airline’s resilience, which was put to the test during the 1956 War. Every foreign airline immediately canceled all flights to and from Israel, but El Al flew passengers in and out of the country, proving that only El Al can be relied upon at any time to continue air service.
The poster captures the essence of El Al’s journey from its humble beginnings to becoming a major international carrier. It represents the airline’s commitment to excellence and innovation, which led them to purchase new aircraft such as the Lockheed Constellation and the Boeing 707. El Al broke several world records during this period, including the fastest flight, the first nonstop service on the New York/Tel Aviv route, and the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight.
Owning this poster is not just a way to decorate your home or office; it’s a way to own a piece of history. It’s a reminder of El Al’s journey and the Israeli people’s determination to soar to new heights against all odds
EL AL was born in 1948 along with the State of Israel, not only as an airborne bridge between the fledgling State and the world, but as an expression of national existence and pride, as the Israeli flag adorning the aircraft’s tail proudly appeared in destinations around the world.
The history of EL AL is entwined with the history of Israel. EL AL grew along with the State, sharing moments of glory and joy – promoting the country’s growth and expanding its global reach. EL AL and its people were also there during days of sorrow and pain, answering the call of the nation.
EL AL continues to grow in step with the country. Although the airline was privatized economically several years ago, its national spirit and commitment to Israel have never wavered. EL AL continues its many national activities striving for excellence through the service it offers its passengers. EL AL will continue to grow and flourish with the State and to be the first choice of travelers to and from Israel.
The guidelines by which the company operates are productivity, efficiency, punctuality and professionalism, in order to meet its passengers requirements at all times and places.
Through broad global coverage supported by an international chain of 77 sales offices and warm Israeli hospitality, EL AL has become more than a means of transport from one place to another in the world. It has been ranked by IATA as one of the most efficient airlines in the world.