with u mentioning NAA using that route that makes more sense.
ELAL has always been in the shithouse, but think about it.....arafat's intifada, no one who doesnt have to go to Israel now doesnt go.
Because of the violence.
That causes a huge drop in tourism lately to israel from all over, causing elal to lose lots of money.
They have stopped lots of routes, put aircraft out of service, etc.
other airlines also have temporarily dropped routes to israel because of that too.
think about it
there are other factors that may have played a role too, but the main most damaging one now for elal is the intifada.