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El AL Israel Airlines to launch Manchester connection next spring

El AL Israel Airlines has announced a new direct flight from Manchester to Tel Aviv.

The announcement was made by Michael Strassburger, EL AL Israel Airlines vice president commercial and industry affairs, together with Amir Halevi, director general of Israel Ministry of Tourism.

The new route is scheduled to start on 6th May 26th, with flights from Manchester Airport to Ben Gurion Airport.

The flights will operate on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering two service classes, three times per week.

Ben Gurion is located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, offering the perfect starting point to any city break, adventure or beach holiday in Israel.


The new route from Manchester will offer a full-service airline departure from the north of the UK.

Strassburger said: “EL AL will significantly expand its roster of destinations in Europe in 2019.

“After announcing direct flights to Lisbon and Nice and the introduction of our new fare model that enables customers to choose how they want to fly and how much they want to pay, we are delighted to announce another new route.

“Manchester has a large Jewish community and is a centre of business and tourism.

“This is good news not only for Israeli consumers; we also anticipate carrying thousands of tourists to Israel on this new route.”