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March 15, 2023, 9:35 pm
Direct Melbourne to Israel flights by mid next year
El Al Airlines intends to operate three services per week, which are expected to add 44,000 seats to Melbourne each year
February 28, 2023, 4:16 pm
First Israeli commercial flights enter Omani airspace
El Al planes cross Gulf sultanate’s territory en route to Thailand, days after country opened up for overflights from all countries, shaving some 2.5 hours off flight time.
July 28, 2022, 8:10 am
El Al looking at direct Melbourne flights
With the planes no longer having to circumvent the Arabian peninsula, the flight would take just 15 hours.
April 8, 2020, 10:00 am
El Al parts Aussie skies
'It was a proud moment seeing Israel’s flag on the livery of the El Al airliner next to Qantas and Virgin planes at Melbourne Airport'.
April 8, 2020, 9:00 am
Relief for Aussies flown home in rescue mission
After 16 hours and 24 minutes, El Al conducted its first-ever direct flight to Melbourne to bring Australian nationals home and return Israeli travellers to their families.
April 2, 2020, 6:40 pm
First direct flight to Melbourne lands
After an initial rescue flight to Perth last week, a second El Al direct flight from Tel Aviv to Australia landed in Melbourne this evening (Thursday).
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March 31, 2020, 9:27 am
New Israeli rescue flight to Australia
El Al has decided to operate two additional commercial flights — to New Zealand and Australia — to pick up Israeli tourists stranded abroad, the Foreign Ministry has announced.
March 26, 2020, 8:00 am
Australians flown home from Israel
El Al landed a passenger plane in Australia for the first time in history, bringing Aussies home from Israel and Israelis back to their families in the wake of the COVID-19 threat.
November 28, 2019, 9:58 am
El Al to trial direct flights to Melbourne
'This is an exciting and important announcement that will make it easier for Australians to experience the singular beauty of Israel'.