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December 27, 2018 11:18 am

El Al to Launch Direct Flights From Las Vegas to Israel

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An El Al jet on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. Photo: Reuters/Amir Cohen.

JNS.org – Israel’s national airline will offer direct flights starting next year from Las Vegas to the Jewish state.

El Al announced this month that it will launch nonstop flights from McCarran International Airport to Ben-Gurion International Airport beginning on June 14.

Flights to Las Vegas will depart Ben-Gurion on Fridays at 7 a.m., with return flights to Israel leaving on Saturdays at 10:45 p.m. The flight time will vary between 11 and 13 hours.

All flights will be on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft with economy, premium and business class options. The plane can accommodate up to 330 passengers.

“In recent years, Las Vegas has become very attractive for the Israeli leisure travelers and also among the business sector due to the many conferences and exhibitions held in the city,” said El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin in a statement. “The nonstop flights to Las Vegas, with departures from Tel Aviv on Fridays and returning on Saturday night, are particularly attractive for the popular business-and-pleasure mix.”

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