EL AL’s inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas

EL AL's inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas

EL AL’s inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas (LY021) on the airline’s Haifa-named Dreamliner, designed with eye-catching illustrations of EL AL’s new Las Vegas and San Francisco destinations, took off this past Friday. Before takeoff of the inaugural flight, a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the boarding gate, with the participation of EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin, EL AL Vice President Commercial and Industry Affairs Michael Strassburger and Senior Advisor to the US Ambassador to Israel Aryeh Lightstone.

With the launch of flights to the new destination, EL AL will be operating nonstop flights to eight destinations in America: New York (JFK and EWR), Toronto, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin and EL AL Vice President Commercial and Industry Affairs Michael Strassburger launched the airline’s new route to Las Vegas.

EL AL’s inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas (LY021) on the airline’s Haifa-named Dreamliner, bearing attractive illustrations of the new Las Vegas and San Francisco routes, departed last Friday.

Just before takeoff of the inaugural flight, a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the boarding gate, with the participation of EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin, EL AL Vice President Commercial and Industry Affairs Michael Strassburger and senior advisor to the US Ambassador to Israel Aryeh Lightstone and members of EL AL management including: Vice President Operations Noam Doron; Vice President Human Resources and Administration Yehudit Grisaro, Vice President Customer Service Amir Rugovsky, CFO Dganit Palti and Vice President Maintenance and Engineering Yossi Barzani.

EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin: “I am thrilled to launch the airline’s new route to Las Vegas, only one month after launching the San Francisco route and two weeks after announcing our plans to operate a nonstop route to Tokyo. Nonstop flights to Las Vegas on Fridays with returns to Israel on Saturday nights provide an attractive combination of business and pleasure. This is EL AL’s eighth destination in North America; during the summer we will inaugurate a series of flights to Orlando and next year we will launch a new route to Chicago.”

Senior Advisor to the US Ambassador to Israel Aryeh Lightstone: “It is our hope that people flying to Las Vegas will bring with them opportunities for business and success for both of our countries and will strengthen our ties. More than anything, relations between the United States and Israel are based on people. This nonstop flight from Israel to Las Vegas, like all of EL AL’s flights to and from America, strengthens our special relations. A nonstop flight from Israel to Las Vegas is simply logical. Both places are brimming with optimism, hope and creativity. I am certain that the flights will serve to nurture the special qualities of these two special places.”

As mentioned above, the inaugural flight from Israel to Las Vegas (LY021) was on the Haifa-named Dreamliner, bearing attractive illustrations of this American resort city on the aircraft’s livery. EL AL is offering a weekly flight to Las Vegas, on its new Dreamliner aircraft, with three service classes: Business, Premium and Economy.

Flight Timetable:

  • The flights will depart from Ben Gurion Airport at 07:00 and will land in Las Vegas after approximately 14 hours and 15 minutes, at 11:15 (local time Friday).
  • The return flight from Las Vegas will depart Saturday night at 22:45 (local time) and will arrive on Sunday at 22:15.

source: TDN

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