El Al (Hebrew: אל על, Above and beyond; Arabic: إل عال) is the airline name for passenger airplanes in Israel. It also flies to Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. El Al serves 48 destinations. El Al has only one hub: "Ben Gurion International Airport" of Tel Aviv
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In 1948, after a conference in Geneva, the first President of Israel had to return in Israel with a government aircraft. However, this was not possible. So a C-54 was converted into a civil aircraft and repainted with the El Al logo in order to bring back the President to Israel.