15 March, 2024

Delta puts New York-JFK - Tel Aviv flights back on the schedule from 7th June

Airbus A330 jets to fly the route.
Delta has decided it is safe enough to restart flights from New York's JFK airport to Tel Aviv from 7th June after pausing the service back in October last year. 

The U.S. mega-carrier will operate the route on an Airbus A330-900neo aircraft that will provide customers with nearly 2,000 weekly seats from New York to Israel. It said it had made the decision following an extensive security risk assessment and was working in conjunction with government and private-sector partners. 

In recent months, Delta has strengthened its presence in Israel through a codeshare arrangement with EL AL Israel Airlines. Delta customers have access to EL AL’s direct services to Tel Aviv from major U.S. cities like New York-JFK, New York-Newark, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

The carrier had initially hoped to bring the route back on 1st May this year, customers currently booked on flights prior to 7th June restart will be proactively notified by the airline and reaccommodated accordingly.