El Al Israel Airlines made a first-quarter net loss of $30 million, widened from a net loss of $21 million for the year-ago quarter. The Israeli flag carrier said the deficit increase was mainly because of a rise in payroll costs—resulting mostly from the timing of one-time bonuses for 2016 and the shekel appreciation—together with the rising cost of fuel. Operating revenue for the quarter was $418 million, up 5.3% from the year previously. Operating expenses increased 4% ...

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