Delta Air Lines and EL AL Israel Airlines announced the launch of a long-term codeshare agreement which took effect on December 18, 2023.
The codeshare agreement will be implemented on travel beginning January 1, 2024 onwards and is aimed at improving connections for passengers flying between North America and Tel Aviv.
Under the agreement, the two airlines will offer reciprocal codeshare and frequent flier benefits, including the ability to earn and redeem SkyMiles or Matmid points across both carriers.
Effective January 15, 2023, both airlines will offer reciprocal benefits to their top tier frequent flier members such as preferred seat access, priority check-in and boarding, additional baggage allowance, and lounge access (where applicable).
“The start of this codeshare agreement between Delta Air Lines and EL AL offers customers access to convenient one-stop services from Israel to cities throughout the Americas and welcomes new North American customers to EL AL’s world class service to and from Tel Aviv,” Shlomi Zafrany, EL AL’s Vice President of Commercial and Industry Affairs said in a press statement.
“Delta remains steadfast in our long-time commitment to serving consumers and businesses who depend on convenient, high-quality air service to and from Tel Aviv,” said Alain Bellemare, Delta President – International.
Bellemare added: “Through our codeshare agreement with EL AL, we will offer customers more convenient travel options between North America and Israel.”