El Al Israel Airways Ltd. (TASE:ELAL) CEO Dina Ben-Tal Ganancia has instructed the Google tourism convention in Tel Aviv that the service plans to launch direct flights to Melbourne, Tokyo and Japan. All three new routes have been introduced in 2019 earlier than the outbreak of the Covid pandemic after which canceled when worldwide journey was disrupted.
Assuming that El Al is granted permission to fly over Saudi airspace, flights from Tel Aviv to Melbourne in Australia will take 15 hours, just like the space between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, one other route on which El Al is the one service, Ben-Tal Ganacia stated. El Al can even be the one service working on the routes between Tel Aviv and Tokyo and Tel Aviv and Dublin.
Ben-Tal Ganacia additionally instructed the convention that in 5 years, El Al expects that 80% of ticket gross sales will probably be via digital channels. At current 35% of tickets are offered by way of the Web and app and along with digital bookings by journey brokers this climbs to 50%.
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