This is the first nonstop service from Boston to Israel.
Currently, El Al offers direct service from North American airports in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
Juliet Pennington of the Boston Globe reports that El Al will offer three weekly nonstop flights from Boston, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Departure is at 9 p.m. and arrival at Ben Gurion will be at 3:05 p.m. local time the next day. Return nonstop flights will be on those same days, leaving Tel Aviv at 12:30 a.m. local time and arriving in Boston at 5:45 a.m. the same day.
“We are proud to provide the best light options and excellent service to residents of Boston as well as [those in] neighboring communities and states wanting to travel to Israel,” said Danny Saadon, El Al vice president for North and Central America. “As a the national airline, the Israel experience begins on El Al with warm Israeli hospitality, Israeli flight attendants who make you feel at home, and the best trained Israeli pilots.”