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Israel: Israel Antitrust Authority declared ‘El Al’ a monopoly in providing security services

 |  September 17, 2012

Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) declared last week El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. a monopoly in providing airline security services to the other two Israeli airlines, Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd and Israir Airlines. El Al wanted to cease being the “contractor” for security services for the other airlines, but was forced to do it by the Government until an alternative was found. El Al was assigned to supply the security for all the Israeli airlines when it was a state-owned company. This decision brings to an end a long dispute caused by El Al over the provision of security personnel for all Israeli airline flights to Israel.

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