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El Al to Resume India Service in October 2024

The carrier plans to resume service to two Indian cities after cutting service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An El Al 777-200 in London (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

El Al Israel Airlines filed schedule changes for the planned resumption of service to Delhi and Mumbai, with a restart date of Oct. 27, 2024, after initially announcing plans to resume service in March 2024.

El Al will operate flights between Tel Aviv and Delhi twice weekly, using its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. On Wednesdays, flight LY079 will depart from Tel Aviv at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Delhi at 6:30 p.m. In the opposite direction, flight LY070 will leave Delhi at 8:30 p.m. and reach Tel Aviv at 11:50 p.m.

On Sundays, flight LY079 will depart from Tel Aviv at 6:55 a.m. and arrive in Delhi at 3:55 p.m. Similarly, flight LY070 will leave Delhi at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in Tel Aviv at 9:15 p.m.

Mumbai will have four weekly services from Tel Aviv, operated by El Al using its Boeing 737-800 and 737-900ER aircraft. On Sundays and Mondays, flight LY071 departs from Tel Aviv at 10:15 p.m. and arrives in Mumbai at 7:00 a.m. the next day, using the Boeing 737-800. On Mondays and Tuesdays, flight LY072 departs from Mumbai at 12:00 p.m. and arrives in Tel Aviv at 2:50 p.m., operated by the Boeing 737-900ER.

On Thursdays, flight LY073 takes off from Tel Aviv at 12:05 a.m. and lands in Mumbai at 8:50 a.m., utilizing the Boeing 737-800. On the return, flight LY074 departs from Mumbai at 11:00 p.m. and arrives in Tel Aviv at 1:50 a.m. the next day with its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Finally, on Fridays, flight LY073 departs from Tel Aviv at 12:05 a.m. and lands in Mumbai at 8:50 a.m., operated by the Boeing 737-900ER. Flight LY074 follows the same route, departing from Mumbai at 11:00 p.m. and arriving in Tel Aviv at 1:50 a.m, also utilizing the Boeing 737-900ER.

The carrier previously served Delhi until December 2019 and Mumbai until March 2020, cutting the route during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continued Route Additions

With the announcement of new destinations in the United States, El Al continues to expand its route network. After cutting most services due to the pandemic, the airline now sees a resurgence with its recovery plans. With over 290 daily operations from Tel Aviv, the airline continues to play a vital role in the Israeli air network.

Arya Karnik

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  • Arya Karnik

    Ever since he was a kid, Arya has been interested in aviation. With his entire family overseas, he has taken many family trips worldwide to places like the United Kingdom and India. He lives in Colorado but attends The University of Alabama, studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He hopes to obtain his PPL and eventually translate his engineering degree to working in operations at an airline.

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