Al will operate three weekly flights to Miami with Boeing
777-200 aircraft, it said.
"This decision is part ... of the strategy in which we
recognized the importance of the trans-Atlantic routes and our
desire on expanding El Al's presence in North America," said
David Maimon, El Al's chief executive.
El Al already flies nonstop to North American cities New York,
Los Angeles, Boston and Toronto.
Looking to bolster its aging long-haul fleet of Boeing 767s,
747s and 777s, El Al is spending $1.25 billion on 15 new Boeing
787 Dreamliner aircraft, which will start to be delivered to the
company later this year.
(Reporting by Steven Scheer)
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