(February 13, 2019 / JNS) Israel’s El Al Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will be serving a new destination in the United States, conducting direct flights between Tel Aviv and Orlando, Fla., starting in the summer.
The announcement was made at the IMTM International Tourism Exhibition in Tel Aviv, according to a report in Globes.
Flights will land once a week at Orlando International Airport starting in July, utilizing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 777 airliners, and will fly on Tuesdays after midnight from Tel Aviv to Orlando, returning on Tuesdays from Orlando at 11:30 a.m.
El Al will kick off the new route with tickets starting at $1,000 each.
The airlines recently opened routes to Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Israel has recently benefited from additional airlines bringing passengers to Tel Aviv, including Rwanda Air and Sun d’Or from Tel Aviv to Tokyo.
Alitalia also announced new direct flights from Tel Aviv to Milan, Rome and Athens.
On Jan. 29, Florida’s state cabinet officially recognized Jerusalem as the “eternal and undivided capital” of the State of Israel. Florida is Israel’s 13th-largest trade partner worldwide and one of 33 U.S. states holding cooperative economic agreements with Israel.