Las Vegas to Welcome New Service from Tel Aviv Through EL AL Israel Airlines
Las Vegas (December 10, 2018) – EL AL Israel Airlines will soon be expanding its global network to include Las Vegas (LAS), operating a weekly flight beginning in June 2019.
In addition, EL AL will operate three weekly flights to San Francisco, CA beginning in May 2019. These flights will be operated by a 787 Dreamliner aircraft with economy, premium and business class options. With the addition of Las Vegas and San Francisco, EL AL will be operating nonstop flights to seven destinations in North America: New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Toronto.
EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin: “The Dreamliner fleet enables us to expand our long-range route network. Last year we launched a nonstop route to Miami; we are eagerly awaiting the new nonstop route to San Francisco this coming May; and we are pleased to announce today the opening of another destination which is Las Vegas. We anticipate carrying tens of thousands of Israelis and tourists on our new routes and will continue to work towards expanding the network of destinations that EL AL offers.”
EL AL Vice President Commercial and Industry Affairs Michael Strassburger: “In recent years Las Vegas has become very attractive for the Israeli leisure travelers, and also among the business sector due to the many conferences and exhibitions held in the city. The nonstop flights to Las Vegas, with departures from Tel Aviv on Fridays and returning on Saturday night, are particularly attractive for the popular “business and pleasure” mix. In addition, the airline’s route network in North America and codeshare agreements allow customers to combine a visit to Las Vegas with a departure or return from one of EL AL’s other destinations in North America, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.”
Clark County Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis: “We’re always pleased to welcome opportunities for additional international travel, and next year’s launch of nonstop service between McCarran International and Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv is a particularly exciting development. Whether people will be traveling for recreation, business or cultural experiences, these flights will conveniently link two globally renown destinations. We look forward to working with our friends at EL AL Israel Airlines to further develop this market.”
Cathy Tull, Chief Marketing Officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: “The launch of weekly nonstop service by EL AL Israel Airlines from Tel Aviv provides a great opportunity to showcase all that Las Vegas has to offer to a new market. Las Vegas is an exciting global destination and adding this service helps support our long-term goal of growing overall international visitation.”
Tel Aviv – Las Vegas
Depart Ben-Gurion Airport on Friday at 7:00 a.m., land in Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. (local time), a flight of 14:15 hours
Las Vegas – Tel Aviv
Depart Las Vegas Saturday night at 10:45 p.m. (local time) and land at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday at 10:15 p.m., a flight of 13:30 hours
About EL AL Israel Airlines
EL AL Israel Airlines, Israel's national airline, established in 1948, offers more non-stop flights than any other airline to/from Israel. EL AL flies to 36 destinations from Israel, serves hundreds of other destinations throughout the world via codeshare, and interline partnerships with many other carriers. EL AL offers a full Boeing fleet and began renewing its fleet as of September 2017 with the arrival of the first of its sixteen 787 aircraft. In 2019, EL AL will inaugurate flights to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Manchester and Nice. In 2017, EL AL flew over 5.6 million passengers. EL AL embodies Israel’s values of innovation and caring and is known for its genuine Israeli hospitality.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.
ABOUT McCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
McCarran International Airport is located in the shadows of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and is the gateway for nearly half of the people who visit Southern Nevada each year. Including arrivals and departures, McCarran hosted 48.5 million passengers in 2017, making it the eighth-busiest airport in North America. With 30 airlines providing nonstop service to more than 140 destinations, McCarran makes it possible for the world to experience one of the most alluring travel destinations. McCarran International Airport is owned and operated by Clark County, Nevada, and does not benefit from local tax dollars.
Heidi HayesLVCVAUnited Stateshhayes@lvcva.com702-892-0711