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Pan Am to Resume Israel Flights

March 14, 1991
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Pan American World Airways, which suspended service to Israel when the Persian Gulf war began on Jan. 17, announced it will resume flights from New York to Tel Aviv on April 11.

It is the last of the international airlines to restore service to Israel, but will return vastly improved.

With resumption of air service to Tel Aviv, Pan Am will provide direct flights, rather than its previous service, which required Israel-bound passengers to change planes in Paris.

Meanwhile, E1 A1, Israel’s national air carrier, which alone maintained uninterrupted service to Israel during the seven-week Persian Gulf war, ranks near the top of the list with world air travelers, according to a survey conducted by the British monthly publication Which.

The magazine polled 31,000 passengers who flew 47 international airlines during the past year. E1 A1 rated second for in-flight service, up from sixth place two years ago.

It edged out Swissair, which dropped to third place. First honors were taken by the Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific airline.

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