Fireside chat with Dina Ben Tal Gancia, CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines, moderated by Jon Ostrower, Editor in Chief of The Air Current
Dina Ben Tal Ganancia
CEO, EL AL Israel Airlines
Dina Ben Tal Ganancia was appointed CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines in May 2022. She was previously the VP Commercial & Industry Affairs, from April 2021 to April 2022. In that capacity, she was responsible for planning and implementing the commercial strategy for the airline, dealing with the COVID crisis to ensure revenue sources and planning for post-COVID.
She was Director Revenue Management from 2014 to 2021. Her main achievements were leading the commercial activities through major milestones in EL AL commercial history: the 787-commercial implementation, new Premium cabin, launching a new pricing concept based on unbundling method, new Matmid value proposition, launching of new routes, and the implementation of advanced technologies.
As Manager Long-Term & Fleet Planning, from 2009 to 2014, Ms. Ben Tal Ganancia led the 737-900 purchase agreement with Boeing and SLB/lease contracts with leading leasing companies.
Prior to joining EL AL, she was Partner at TASC Consulting & Capital, a Tel Aviv-based strategic transportation consultancy firm developing strategy for the transportation industry.
Ms. Ben Tal Ganancia holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University.
Editor-in-Chief, The Air Current
Jon Ostrower is editor-in-chief of The Air Current an award-winning, aviation reporting and analysis publication delving into the strategy and technology of flying. Prior to launching TAC in June 2018, Mr. Ostrower served as Aviation Editor for CNN Worldwide, guiding the network’s global coverage of the business and operations of aviation. Mr. Ostrower joined CNN in 2016 following four and a half years at the Wall Street Journal. Based first in Chicago and then in Washington, D.C., he covered Boeing, aviation safety, and the business of global aerospace. Before that, Mr. Ostrower was editor of FlightBlogger for Flightglobal and Flight International Magazine covering the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other new aircraft programs from 2007 to 2012. He is also an instructor at the University of Southern California in the Viterbi School of Engineering's Aviation Safety and Security program. Mr. Ostrower, a Boston native, graduated from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs with a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication. He is based in Seattle.
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