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Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020

EL Al to launch Stansted service

EL AL Israel Airlines is to return to London Stansted after more than 10 years with a summer-only five-times a week service to Tel Aviv in Israel.

The airline, which last operated scheduled services from Stansted in 2009, begins flights on June 28 and will initially operate until September 3 using a 166-seat Boeing 737-800 offering business and economy classes.

Fares start at £280 return.

Stansted's head of aviation Nick Sime said: "We are very pleased to welcome EL AL Israel Airlines back to London Stansted.

"In excess of 700,000 people already travel from our catchment area to Tel Aviv each year so it's fantastic EL AL has recognised the great opportunity the exists at Stansted and is offering people living in North London and the East of England a quicker and more convenient travel option.

"We are confident that the new service will be well used by passengers and look forward to developing the route with EL AL in the future."

Michael Strassburger, EL AL VP commercial & industry affairs, said: "EL AL continues to expand its operations across the UK and is excited to return and fly from London Stansted.

"The new five weekly flights from Stansted will offer our passengers from North London, East of England and surrounding areas the possibility to fly with EL AL, so we look forward to welcoming them to enjoy the Israeli experience that begins onboard our revamped aircraft fleet."

Virgin Atlantic launched a daily service to Tel Aviv from London Heathrow on September 25, 2019.

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