El Al Israel Airlines recently announced that it will resume service between Miami and Tel Aviv. The route will launch later in the year when November rolls around. Previously, the service had been terminated in September 2008 due to poor overall economic conditions. Anyhow, in addition to Miami, the airline currently offers direct flights from New York (JFK and EWR), Los Angeles and Boston.
The airline will offer nonstop flights between Miami and Tel Aviv three days a week, though it hasn’t released details. Tickets will be available for purchase soon, pending regulatory approval from the government.
El Al will use the Boeing 777-200, which offers 6 lie-flat seats in First Class and 35 angle-flat seats for Business Class flyers. The plane will have 34 seats in Economy Plus, while the remaining seats will be in Economy.
Miami Airport officials have been trying to lure the airline back to South Florida. Earlier in the year, El Al officials visited the airport with officials at Miami airport convincing El Al to add Miami as a destination. While it has been nearly ten years since the route had been discontinued, the return of the route is a huge win for the Miami Airport.
El Al Israel Airlines is the flag carrier of Israel, and it has been around for nearly 70 years. Travelers on El Al can visit over 50 destinations all over the world, including the United States, Europe, South America, the Far East and Asia.