El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL), which in November announced that it will begin direct flights between Ben Gurion Airport and Boston in the summer, today published fares for flights. From June 28 through August 20, return tickets from Israel start from $1,400, while from August 21 through October 10 return tickets start from $1,050. Ticket sales start tomorrow.
El Al CEO David Maimon said, "Boston is a very popular destination for business traffic and now with the new route opening we believe it will also become a popular vacation destination for Israel families."
El Al will be the only carrier operating direct flights from Israel to Boston. There are currently indirect flights and for example Delta Airlines is charging $1,190 for a return flight to Boston via New York (the price is valid from today through the end of October 2015).
El Al will operate three weekly flights on the Tel Aviv-Boston route. The route will be serviced by 218-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, which includes 22 business class places and 28 tourism plus places.
With the three weekly Boston flights, El Al will operate 37 weekly flights to North America in the summer to New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Toronto. Through its code-sharing agreement with JetBlue, passengers can travel on to destinations such as Chicago, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia from $1,200 for a return fare, and to Dallas, Tampa, Orlando and Raleigh from $1,230, and to San Francisco, and Las Vegas from $1,280.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 5, 2015
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