767-332ER
Topic Author
Posts: 1974
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2001 1:20 pm

EL AL And Security

Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:20 am

Why is it, whenever an EL AL jet arrives or whenever it's parked at a gate, it has to have a security car along with the aircraft. This must cost the airline a great deal of money!
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
 
Guest

RE: EL AL And Security

Mon Apr 23, 2001 4:29 pm

Security procedures cost the airline and the Israeli Govt a very great deal of money, but I don't think they have to pay for the special protection on the airports. I would think it is the same as for the security around El-Al's offices.
Airliners have been targets for terrorists, and that's why there are long (more or less effective) security checks before boarding. And a civil airplane is also an easy target while on the tarmac. There have been deadly attacks against El-Al planes on the ground in Athens (1968) and in Zürich (1969), and an attempt in 1975 in Paris. So that's the reason for the armoured escort. Sometimes, it is a military vehicle doing the job (I remember seeing them in GVA and ZRH).
 
767-332ER
Topic Author
Posts: 1974
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2001 1:20 pm

RE: EL AL And Security

Mon Apr 23, 2001 8:39 pm


Thanks for the reply, just wondering.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!