These flights will commence in the 2nd quarter of 2020 and will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (El Al has 12). Besides Melbourne, El Al plans to launch flights to Chicago, Tokyo, Dublin and Dusseldorf next year.
First flight LY87 will be carried out on April 2nd, followed by another one on April 23rd and the last one on May 14th. The non-stop journey from Tel Aviv to Melbourne will take approximately 16 hours and 15 minutes, and the return flight to Tel Aviv is expected to take 17 hours and 45 minutes. Tickets can be booked, prices vary between $973 and $1,143. Schedule (via Routes Online):
LY87 TLV 1115 – 1130+1 MEL 789 / April 2nd
LY87 TLV 1215 – 1130+1 MEL 789 / April 23rd, May 14th
LY88 MEL 2315 – 0900+1 TLV 789 / April 4th
LY88 MEL 2315 – 1000+1 TLV 789 / April 25th, May 16th
El Al currently has 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in commercial service. Photo: Yochai Mossi.