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Israel Weighs Options for El Al Including Bankruptcy

Aircrafts At Venice Marco Polo Airport

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Israel is considering options for El Al Airlines Ltd. that include a bankruptcy filing as the coronavirus outbreak wipes out demand for travel, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Officials are also examining the scope for mergers involving El Al and Israel’s two other main airlines, Israir Airlines and Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd., according to one person, who asked not to be named as the deliberations are private.