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Nonstop flights start from Boston to Tel Aviv

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Israel, now’s the time. El Al Israel Airlines will begin nonstop service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport on June 28.

This will be the first nonstop service from Boston to Israel. Currently El Al offers direct service from North American airports in New Jersey and Toronto and nonstop flights from New York and Los Angeles.

El Al will offer three weekly nonstop flights from Boston, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Departure is at 9 p.m. and arrival at Ben Gurion will be at 3:05 p.m. local time the next day.

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Return nonstop flights will be on those same days, leaving Tel Aviv at 12:30 a.m. local time and arriving in Boston at 5:45 a.m. the same day.

There are 218 seats on the Boeing 767 aircraft, including 22 fully reclining seats in business class and 28 in economy class plus.

“We are proud to provide the best light options and excellent service to residents of Boston as well as [those in] neighboring communities and states wanting to travel to Israel,” said Danny Saadon, El Al vice president for North and Central America. “As a the national airline, the Israel experience begins on El Al with warm Israeli hospitality, Israeli flight attendants who make you feel at home, and the best trained Israeli pilots.”

For more information, visit www.elal.com.


Juliet Pennington can be reached at writeonjuliet@comcast.net.

An earlier version of this story stated that El Al has direct flights from several cities. Two of them — New York and Los Angeles — are nonstop.