El Al canceled two passenger flights and four cargo flights scheduled for Wednesday.
According to Globes, El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin ordered all the company’s planes to return to Israel, including those which are doing cargo distribution abroad.
On Tuesday, El Al Airlines has submitted its first quarter reports that detail losses of $140 million. The company noted steps it had taken in coping with the crisis but indicated that the scope of aid needed to resume flight service has not yet been determined.
So far, El Al has placed 5,800 of its employees on unpaid leave.
El Al has been shut down since March except for rescue flights of Israelis stranded abroad.