BOSTON (AP) — Boston will be getting nonstop service to Israel next year when El Al airlines begins direct flights three days a week to Tel Aviv.
Massachusetts officials and the Israeli airline on Monday announced the new service, which is expected to be formally approved by El Al's board.
The Tel Aviv-to-Boston flights expected to begin in June will depart at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and arrive at 5:45 a.m. The Boston-to-Tel Aviv flights will leave at 9 p.m. the same day and arrive the following day at 3:05 p.m.
Boston had been the fourth largest market with service to Tel Aviv that did not have nonstop flights.
Gov. Deval Patrick said the new service will open up new commercial and economic opportunities for Massachusetts and the region.