EL AL Israel Airlines has announced that it will launch nonstop service from Israel to Miami, Florida, this fall. The airline will offer the only nonstop flights between Israel and Miami, El Al's newest gateway city. The new route will launch this November on Boeing 777 aircraft and include three weekly roundtrip flights.
EL AL was established in 1948 as the national airline of Israel and since then, has become a prestigious international carrier. In the past 70 years, the carrier has grown to serve over 50 destinations, operating scheduled domestic and international services and cargo flights within Israel and to Europe, Middle East, the Americas, Africa and the Far East from its main base in Ben Gurion Airport.
The airline currently operates a fleet of 43 aircraft including 23 Boeing 737, seven Boeing 747, seven Boeing 767, six Boeing 777. The addition of one Boeing 787 Dreamliner is planned for the future. All aircraft have two travel class options including economy class and first class, while economy class plus and business class are available on select aircraft.
EL AL also offers passengers the option to upgrade online. EL Al Upgrade enables travelers to submit an offer to upgrade from economy class to business class, when available. Passengers can decide how much they want to offer for the upgrade, based on personal considerations and the range of prices depending on the destination. About 30 hours before flight time, passengers will receive an e-mail including whether or not the offer was accepted.