According to the news in The Times Of Israel, Transport Minister Miri Regev plans to bid on other airlines such as Arkia and Israir.
The Jerusalem Post said the national airline was unable to find any pilots or cabin crew members to volunteer for the mission as large protests broke out in the country over judicial reforms proposed by the ruling coalition.
El Al blamed the staffing issue “among other reasons” due to the lack of pilots authorized to fly the Boeing 777, the plane requested by the prime minister.
Media reports suggested that airline employees were reluctant to volunteer because they were opposed to the government’s planned judicial overhaul.
Netanyahu is scheduled to fly to Rome on Thursday, where he will meet with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and return to Israel on Saturday.
It is reported that Netanyahu plans to continue his trip to Italy with a visit to Germany next week.