El Al Israel Airlines plans direct flights between Tel Aviv – San Francisco in the fourth quarter of 2018. In an announcement, the Israeli carrier says that the new route is part of its strategic goal to expand its network of routes to North America.
Alongside New York (JFK and Newark), Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and Toronto, San Francisco will become EL AL’s sixth destination in North America.
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United Airlines, introduced direct Tel Aviv – San Francisco flights in 2015.
EL AL president and CEO David Maimon said: “The acquisition of the 787 Dreamliner fleet enables us to expand our long-haul network. San Francisco is a city of strategic importance to EL AL, with great emphasis on the business market. With the launch of EL AL’s nonstop flights, passengers will enjoy a variety of options to reach their destination at competitive prices, allowing greater connectivity throughout North America.”