Delta originally flew from Atlanta to Tel Aviv, but quickly realized that flying from JFK was more profitable.
They flew once daily from JFK until 5/26/16 when they added 4 weekly flights to the route. It didn’t last long. Even before they started flying the additional flights, they announced that they would cancel the additional 4 weekly flights effective 9/6,
Ynet is reporting that Delta will add 7 new weekly flights between JFK and Tel Aviv effective 6/17/19. Their flights should mimic the timing of United’s 2 daily flights from Newark with afternoon and evening departures from NYC and morning and evening departures from Tel Aviv.
The new flights are not yet on sale.
For those keeping score at home, that means that flights between North America and Tel Aviv next summer should look like:
- Boston: 3 weekly flights on El Al (777-200)
- JFK: 14 weekly flights on Delta (A330-300), 16 weekly flights on El Al (747-400, 787-9)
- Los Angeles: 5 weekly flights on El Al (787-9).
- Miami: 3 weekly flights on El Al (787-9).
- Montreal: 3 weekly flights on Air Canada (A330-300), 2 weekly flights on Air Transat (A330-200)
- Newark: 14 weekly flights on United (777-200, 777-300), 6 weekly flights on El Al (787-9)
- San Francisco: 7 weekly flights on United (787-9), 3 weekly flights on El Al (787-9).
- Toronto: 7 weekly flights on Air Canada (787-9), 3 weekly flights on El Al (787-9).
- Washington DC: 3 weekly flights on United (777-200)
That’s 89 weekly nonstop flights between North American and Tel Aviv, pretty incredible. The only question is why American can’t figure out Tel Aviv when the other airlines are making a mint off of the route?
What’s your preferred airline to Tel Aviv?