FLORIDA- On 14 August 2023, EL AL Israel Airlines (LY) unveiled its flight schedules for the upcoming fall holiday season.
EL AL Fort Lauderdale Flights
As the official airline of Israel, EL AL already operates flights at Miami International Airport. Earlier in the year, the airline had expressed its intention to establish flight routes between the Broward County airport and Tel Aviv utilizing Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The airline made a noteworthy relocation of its U.S. offices, moving from New York to Margate.
“EL AL’s ongoing expansion in Florida reaches another significant milestone. Today, we are thrilled to reveal the schedule for our forthcoming service from FLL to TLV, commencing in April next year. Travel enthusiasts can immediately make flight bookings through elal.com or via travel agents.”Marc Cavaliere, Senior Vice President–The Americas at EL AL.
The airline has outlined its plans to initiate eastbound flights from Fort Lauderdale on Mondays, departing at 2 p.m. and arriving at Ben Gurion at 9:05 a.m. the following Tuesday.
A second eastbound flight is scheduled to depart on Saturdays at 11:55 p.m., reaching Tel Aviv at 7 p.m. the following day.
For return travelers, westbound flights from Tel Aviv to Fort Lauderdale depart on Mondays at 12:05 a.m. and arrive at 6:35 a.m. the same Monday. Another option for westbound travel is on Fridays, with identical departure and arrival timings.
Regarding the festive holiday period, Cavaliere announced that flights to Tel Aviv are set to commence in the upcoming month, starting September 13, 20, and 27 and continuing into October on the 5th, 10th, and 12th.
These flights are now open for reservations through elal.com and travel agents, as specified in his statement, albeit without detailed departure or arrival times provided.
EL AL inaugurated its Tel Aviv to New York service in 1950. The airline asserts its current reach spans 52 international destinations across 33 countries.
Its North American service is facilitated by a fleet of 787 aircraft featuring three distinct classes of service: Business, Premium, and Economy.
With operations spanning more than 40 weekly flights departing from JFK, Newark, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, and soon, Fort Lauderdale, the airline is extending its presence.
The Bureau of Consular Affairs under the U.S. State Department is advising travelers to “exercise greater caution” when journeying to Israel and the West Bank, citing concerns related to terrorism and civil disturbances. This advisory has been in effect since July 13.
Furthermore, a separate advisory categorizes Gaza under “do not travel” status, attributing this caution to the presence of terrorism, civil unrest, and ongoing armed conflicts.
For the most up-to-date information on travel conditions within these regions, the department suggests checking the latest Alerts provided on the Embassy’s official website, Travel.State.Gov.
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