Delta Air Lines And EL AL Israel Airlines To Form A Strategic Alliance

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Delta Air Lines and EL AL Israel Airlines have signed an agreement to initiate a strategic partnership that will provide customers flying between the United States and Israel with more convenient connections.

The airlines will implement reciprocal codesharing and frequent flyer benefits, such as the ability to accrue and redeem miles on both carriers.

Initially, customers connecting onto Delta or EL AL’s services will be able to check in for their entire voyage, complete with boarding passes and bags checked through to their final destination. EL AL provides additional nonstop service to Tel Aviv from Boston and New York-JFK, in addition to their Los Angeles, Miami, and Newark service. Both airlines will eventually apply their respective codes to flights operated by the other.

Matteo Curcio, Delta’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India, stated, “Working closely with EL AL will further strengthen Delta’s connection to Israel by offering more customers unrivalled access to destinations across the U.S.. Enhanced partnerships are integral to our long-term strategy to better connect Delta customers around the world.”

EL AL’s Vice President of Commercial and Industry Affairs, Shlomi Zafrany, stated, “We are delighted to offer our customers new ways to discover exciting destinations on both sides of the Atlantic through our partnership with Delta.” Highlighting the value of the partnership with Delta he added: “This partnership marks another important milestone in our long-term strategy and offers our customers unparalleled service.”

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