About the club


The King David Lounge


The King David Lounge has already earned a reputation in the business community as a meeting place for business associates and a unique venue for conducting business.

The Lounge offers business travelers a Business Center equipped with a fax, two telephones for local calls, connections for portable computers and high speed wireless Bezeq Business internet services.

Details and information

The Lounge was planned and designed with your special requirements in mind. You can choose between comfortable armchairs or restaurant-style round tables and enjoy exhibits displayed there from time to time. 

Day or night, you will find a rich assortment of refreshments available, from baked goods, fruits and cookies to a selection of hot and cold drinks, beer and wines. On the Gallery floor, in addition to work stations and sitting corners, you’ll find personal television screens, showers and massage chairs as well a the pampering Spa area and cigar smoking room sponsored by David’s Cigars.

Every guest may invite one additional guest (not including babies up to two years of age) to enjoy Lounge hospitality. Likewise, you may invite two additional guests for 60 Matmid points per person (only for passengers on EL AL flights).

The Shalom Service EL AL staff in the King David Lounge is at your service to assist in all matters connected to your flight arrangements.

Guests who are entitled to be hosted in the Lounge:

  • EL AL First, Platinum and Business Class passengers
  • Top Platinum, Platinum and Gold Matmid Frequent Flyer Club members
  • EL AL passengers who are King David Club members

* Admission to the Lounge is conditional on presentation of your boarding card / flight documents.
* The lounge is available  when EL AL flights operate

Relax Before your Flight

King David Spa  

Spa Shizen Herzelia By Tamares Hotels at the EL AL Lounge

EL AL offers passengers an exclusive variety of spa treatments, free of payment, provided by the best therapists of Spa Shizen Herzelia by Tamares Hotels chain.

For your convenience, the spa complex is located on the Gallery Level of the Lounge, with a private treatment room as well as showers. Lounge guests may choose from a selection of 20-minute treatments.

For Reservations and Hours of Operation

The spa area is open as follows:
Sunday to Thursday from 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Treatments may be ordered in advance, Sunday to Thursday
from 08:00 am to 12:00 pm, on Fridays and holiday eves, until 12 noon (1pm during the months when Daylight Saving Time is in effect).

Advance bookings at Tel. 0732-160-449.

Passengers may also come directly to the Lounge and enjoy a pampering treatment, depending on the availability of the spa therapist.

* The service is free and conditional on eligibility to enter the King David Lounge


"From Place to Place" Exhibition

EL AL is pleased to host "from place to place" Exhibition by Artist  Ilana Fattal. The exhibit focuses on the duty of every Jew to adjust his customs to those of the communities he visits in his travels.

Israel-born artist Ilana Fattal divides her life between Israel and London. Her works draw their strength from the similarities and differences between two Jewish cultures: the one she was born into and the one she adopted in London - two communities that are at once geographically distant and spiritually close.

Her sculpture combines humor and warmth with cosmopolitanism and modern Judaism. Fattal does not plan her creations in advance, she allows her creative passion to sweep her along, never knowing where it will lead her. Her sculptures radiate warmth and sensuality, with light twinges of naïve romanticism.  

Fattal’s work is on display also in the King David Lounge at Heathrow airport London, at the Westbury London Hotel near to Sotheby’s London at "one family" exhibition  that raises funds for victims of terror and in the private collections of collectors around the world.

Ilana Fattal was born and raised in Israel and has lived in London since 1992, where she began to paint in her central London studio. After several years she felt a need to work with different materials and in three dimensional art styles. This need brought Fattal to sculpture which has since become an inseparable part of her life.

For more information: Enter Fattal's website or email her (Ilanafattal@aol.com)

"Moments" Exhibition

“My work as an EL AL pilot brings me to many different places where I get to meet people from all parts of the world. These meetings sometimes lead to unexpected places that awaken in me feelings of identification through which I understand that my inner being is in these same spots.

“I find myself following people for hours, engaging strangers in conversation and discovering very quickly that I actually know them quite well. Sometimes I study people from afar and try to decode their inner worlds. It is generally believed that when an artist paints a portrait, he or she should know the subject and should try to express the person’s character through the painting. Yet, I have found that when I paint strangers, I get to know them through the act of painting. My pictures are a collection of selected moments that reflect personal layers underlying day-to-day reality.”

Zeev Ben Dor was born in Jerusalem and served as a pilot in the Israel Air Force. He studied painting under Wolfgang Manner in Austria and over the years has created illustrations for several notable Israeli and international magazines, such as Monitin, Penthouse, Der Spiegel and others.

In 1993 Ben Dor joined EL AL as a pilot in the 777 fleet and since then he has worked in both realms - aviation and art. In recent years he held several exhibitions and has been represented by the Gallery Yoram Gil in Los Angeles. Today, Captain Zeev Ben Dor continues to paint, with great joy, in his studio in Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem.

For details: bendorz@gmail.com 

The exhibition will be on display in the lounge for three months, for the pleasure of EL AL's premium guest.

"Moments in the Sky" Exhibition

Lounge News  

EL AL is proud to present ”Moments in the Sky”an exhibition by Artist David Rubinger.
This exhibition documents, for the first time, those very “human” moments in the history of Israel that are intertwined with the EL AL story.
Rubinger spent many hours on EL AL flights with Israel’s great leaders. This photographic exhibition features historical pictures of past prime ministers, such as Golda Meir, Menahem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres as well as many of Israel’s founding fathers.

David Rubinger, Israel Prize Laureate (1997)

I chose the term ”photojournalist“ without really knowing what it was as a young soldier in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army during World War II.

A Parisian girl named Claudette in 1945 gave me a gift: an “Argus” 35 mm camera. Until that day I had never held a camera - not even a box of Kodak. I fell in love. Well with Claudette and photography. And that’s when I decided what I wanted to do in my life.

I had the privilege of engaging in one of the world’s most fascinating subjects. Not only that, but also in a very special time: the establishment of the State of Israel until the present.

I had the privilege to see the founding fathers up closely; and through the camera lens becoming a nation of a few 600,000 to seven million; recorded when we won great victories and documented the horrors of war and as well the joys and hopes of peace.

I spent fascinating hours with the greatest leaders aboard EL AL aircraft. Even prime ministers fall asleep on long flights. Their feet also swell...

This exhibition presents the first documentation of those human moments. Thus was born one of the photographs shown here:On an EL AL flight from Tel Aviv to New York, Aliza Begin as “Cinderella” and her husband, Prime Minister Menachem Begin, playing “the Prince”.

Behind each of the images presented there is a story. Thank God, all of the stories are happy.

David Rubinger, Israel Prize Laureate (1997)

To and From Your Flight in Lexus Luxury

Lounge News  

EL AL, in cooperation with Lexus, will offer EL AL premium customers pampering transportation in prestigious Lexus cars. In the first stage, this exclusive transportation service will be offered to EL AL's First Class* passengers. At a later stage, the service will be extended to include EL AL's premium members of the Matmid Frequent Flyer Club.

* Passengers who are entitled to transportation

Fly at the New NGN Speed!


Wireless High Speed Bezeq Business Internet in the EL AL King David Lounge

Bezeq Business offers guests at EL AL's King David Lounge web surfing at 30 MB via Bezeq’s new NGN network.

The new network assures especially speedy surfing reaching 100 MB and even 1 GB when necessary.


Thanks to the state-of-the-art HotSpots systems installed by Bezeq Business, hundreds of guests can connect to the Internet simultaneously, by personal computers or smartphones, from anyplace in the Lounge, and enjoy a perfect surfing experience.

Web-surfing is offered to EL AL's Lounge guests, free of charge, courtesy of Bezeq Business.

Cigar Club at the King David Lounge


For the pleasure of cigar lovers, a cigar room has opened at the Business Class Lounge on the Gallery Floor, sponsored by David’s Cigar.
Cigar lovers can enjoy a good smoke until just before they board.
And to make it even more pleasurable, a choice of alcoholic drinks drinks are available.


  • For cigars only
  • Cigars not available, please provide your own personal cigars