El Al Israel Airlines is proud to announce the appointment of Shmuel Kuzi as vice president of the North and Central America division. Kuzi is responsible for overseeing this division, which is the largest and most important operation outside of Israel, generating the most tourism for the airline. He is based at the El Al North American headquarters in New York City.
Kuzi joined the airline in 2007 and served as vice president of maintenance and engineering where he managed close to 1,300 employees. He was responsible for maintaining the fleet worldwide as well as the aircraft of other carriers. In this role, Kuzi used 31 years of experience as a colonel in the Israeli Air Force where he was also responsible for the maintenance of all aircraft.
Kuzi was born in Tel Aviv. He earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
Celebrating more than 65 years of service, El Al, Israel’s national airline, offers the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel, as well as the only nonstop service from Los Angeles and Boston, starting June 2015. Worldwide, El Al flies to more than 35 destinations from Israel and serves dozens of other destinations throughout the world via partnerships with many other leading carriers, including JetBlue Airways. Only El Al has first-class service on nonstop flights between the U.S. and Israel. The airline has annual revenue of about $2 billion and carries close to 4 million passengers worldwide every year.
El Al embodies Israel’s values of innovation and the promise of a genuine Israeli welcome. It’s not just an airline. It’s Israel.