How El Al Airlines now operates from Tel Aviv to Auckland, Tokyo, Osaka or Seoul?

How El Al Airlines now operates from Tel Aviv to Auckland, Tokyo, Osaka or Seoul?

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Flying from and to Tel Aviv to Auckland, Tokyo, Osaka or Seoul is now possible on Israel’s national airline EL AL.

It doesn’t mean EL AL is adding these East Asian cities to their political restricted network of global destinations. It means EL AL signed a codeshare deal with Hong Kong Airlines.

Hong Kong Airlines will place its “HX” code on EL AL’s flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Reciprocally, EL AL will add its “LY” code on Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and Auckland in New Zealand, Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka in Japan, as well as Seoul in South Korea.

EL AL currently operates six weekly flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv on their Dreamliner.

El Al has a difficult situation and longer flight times due to many countries are not allowing them to overfly their territory. Such an agreement must be a welcoming situation for EL AL. The airline is considered the safest airline in the world.

El Al in the past stated they won’t fly to a destination not allowing their security staff to operate in and secure their planes. If this also applies to codeshare destination where flights are operated by Hong Kong Airlines is unclear. Both El Al and Hong Kong Airlines did not yet respond to eTurboNews request for clarification.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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