Delta’s Latest Partnership Will Supply Vacationers Extra Flights Between the U.S. and Israel

It’ll quickly be simpler to go to Israel due to a brand new alliance between two carriers.

Delta Air Traces and El Al Israel Airways introduced a strategic partnership the place passengers can e book journeys on each airways on a single itinerary and obtain the identical frequent flyer advantages. (Delta has comparable alliances with 19 airways by way of its membership within the SkyTeam alliance.)

“Working intently with El Al Israel Airways will additional strengthen Delta’s connection to Israel by providing extra clients unmatched entry to locations throughout the U.S.,” Matteo Curcio, Delta’s SVP for Europe, Center East, Africa, and India, stated in a press release obtained by Journey + Leisure.

The partnership will enable passengers to seamlessly examine in for his or her total journey between the 2 airways, together with boarding passes and baggage dealing with. (For instance, if a passenger began a journey with Delta and ended with El Al, they might solely need to examine a bag as soon as all over.) The partnership additionally permits for the incomes of frequent flyer miles throughout the applications of each carriers. 

“Delta presents as much as 200 same-day connections from Tel Aviv by way of its U.S. gateways Atlanta, Boston, and New York-JFK whereas El Al Israel Airways presents clients extra nonstop service to Tel Aviv from Boston and New York-JFK, alongside their Los Angeles, Miami, and Newark service,” the announcement stated. 

Over two million vacationers visited Israel in 2022, together with a big rebound of North American vacationers, in keeping with native media experiences. Comparable traits are being seen in 2023, so far. Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport recorded its highest quantity of passenger visitors ever, with over 1.9 million passengers touring by way of the airport on over 13,000 flights in March alone, The Jerusalem Submit reported. 

“This partnership marks one other vital milestone in our long-term technique and presents our clients unparalleled service,” Shlomi Zafrany, El Al Israel Airways’ vice chairman of economic and trade affairs, stated in a press release.