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As with all of the world’s airlines, EL AL has effectively been on hiatus for most of the year so far but unlike a lot of its competitors, EL AL is yet to resume passenger services on its international routes. From October, however, that’s set to change with the airline scheduling a return to New York JFK as well as to three other international destinations.
EL AL Restarts International Routes
EL AL will begin to restart its international routes from 1 October but it won’t be until eleven days later that the airline will finally return to New York JFK.
As things stand, EL AL is scheduled to operate 6 – 7 weekly flights between Tel Aviv and New York JFK from 12 October 2020 on the following schedule:
LY1 TLV 00:45 – 05:35 JFK (Mon – Fri & Sun)
LY3 TLV 01:10 – 05:55 JFK (Mon)
LY2 JFK 21:50 – 15:20+1 day TLV (Tue)
LY10 JFK 16:00 – 09:30+1 day TLV (Thu)
LY8 JFK 23:50 – 17:20+1 day TLV (Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun)
All flights to/from New York JFK are scheduled to be operated by EL AL’s 787-9 Dreamliners which offer the airline’s newest (and all-aisle-access) Business Class cabin and a 35-seat Premium Economy cabin.
Other routes that EL AL will be resuming include the following:
- Tel Aviv – Athens (from 1 October)
- Tel Aviv – London Heathrow (from 15 October)
- Tel Aviv – Paris CDG (from 12 October)
At the time of writing, all of these schedules are extremely fluid (e.g. LY3 from JFK only operates on some weeks) and they’re all subject to change at very short notice, so check all timings and routings carefully before booking.
[HT: Routes Online]