Israelis are preferring to travel abroad with air fares and overseas prices making a vacation overseas cheaper than Israel.
El Al's market share of passengers to and from Ben Gurion airport shrank to 26.7% in the second quarter of from 29.5% in the corresponding quarter of 2017.
Sara Netanyahu, who worked as an air hostess for El Al, was among those greeting the new plane at Ben Gurion Airport this morning.
Google Flights is a search engine that helps consumers find the cheapest flights between destinations by comparing fares.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is no longer willing to employ flight security staff for the Israeli airlines.
The low-cost Hungarian airline will inaugurate routes from Eilat to Budapest and Sofia starting in November.
The low-cost UK carrier already flies between Tel Aviv and two other London airports - Luton and Gatwick.
Flight delays and cancellations are destroying El Al's reputation while stewards continue to ask women to move to accommodate ultra-Orthodox-men who won't sit next to them.