This collaboration aims to enhance connectivity options for passengers traveling between the Americas and Tel Aviv. The agreement encompasses reciprocal codeshare benefits and frequent flyer perks, allowing travelers to earn and redeem SkyMiles or Matmid points across both carriers.
Delta and EL AL Israel Codeshare
For Delta customers departing from North America, the partnership enables them to utilize EL AL’s nonstop services from key locations such as New York-JFK, New York-Newark, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale to Tel Aviv.
In return, EL AL’s code will be applied to Delta’s non-stop flights to Tel Aviv (once they are reinstated). Additionally, EL AL’s code will be extended to cover up to 280 same-day connections via Delta’s U.S. gateways in New York-JFK, Boston, and Los Angeles, offering access to various destinations, including Atlanta, Washington DC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Dallas, and Toronto.
“Delta maintains its unwavering commitment to providing convenient and high-quality air service to consumers and businesses relying on travel to and from Tel Aviv,” stated Alain Bellemare, Delta President – International.
“Through our codeshare collaboration with EL AL, we are enhancing travel options between North America and Israel, offering customers greater convenience.”
“The commencement of this codeshare agreement between Delta Air Lines and EL AL provides customers with access to convenient one-stop services from Israel to cities across the Americas and extends a warm welcome to new North American customers to experience EL AL’s world-class service to and from Tel Aviv,” expressed Shlomi Zafrany, EL AL V.P. – Commercial and Industry Affairs.
“We are proud of this collaboration with Delta, whom I consider a valued long-term partner,” added Dina Ben Tal Ganancia, EL AL CEO.
SkyMiles and Matmid Benefits
Effective January 15, both Delta and EL AL customers can earn and redeem miles through each other’s services on Delta’s SkyMiles and EL AL’s Matmid frequent flyer programs.
Additionally, both airlines will provide reciprocal benefits to their top-tier frequent flyer members, including preferred seat access, priority check-in and boarding, additional baggage allowance, and lounge access where applicable.
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