EL AL offers its customers attractive packages during the summer season too, including hotel accommodations as well as flight tickets.
The vacation packages are marketed through all travel agents and on the EL AL website.
EL AL statistics indicate that about 35% of surfers purchase vacation packages online, 30% book accommodations, and 16% order accommodations and transportation. These statistics apply both to those taking short vacations and those taking longer vacations (mainly families). Overseas stays vary from 4 to 7 days in Europe and 8 to 14 days in the USA and North America.
EL AL has also launched a website in Spanish offering a basket of products and services, for the convenience of Spanish-speakers.
During the coming months, EL AL will operate 289 weekly flights from Ben-Gurion Airport to 35 destinations worldwide:
31 weekly flights to North America (22 to New York, 5 to Los Angeles and 4 to Toronto), 6 weekly flights to Bangkok , 5 weekly flights to Hong Kong, 22 weekly flights to London (including 11 to Luton Airport), 20 to Paris and 18 to Moscow, among others.
The most popular destinations among Israelis for summer 2013:
Classical Europe (England, France, Spain, Germany), Moscow, Bangkok and the USA.
The leading destinations booked on the EL AL website are: Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Milan, Barcelona and Berlin.
Einat Yanai, EL AL's Chief Marketing Officer: “In recent years we have seen an increasing trend among passengers to purchase a single product that includes flight tickets and hotel accommodations. As part of the EL AL website upgrade, the airline is offering a comprehensive product at attractive prices. Israeli consumers are increasingly booking products and services on their computers, tablets and smartphones. In light of this trend, EL AL has created a line of packages combining flights with options for hotel accommodations and supplementary products such as car rentals and various attractions.”
Following are several examples of summer packages offered on the EL AL website:
Price per person in a double room –
Rome – from $499
Milan – from $479
Vienna – from $499
Rome – Flight + 3 nights, 3*, for departures until June 30, from $599
For departures July 1 – 31, from $499
Milan – Flight + 3 nights, 3*, for departures until June 30, from $599
Flight + 3 nights, 3*, for departures until July 1 - 17, on EL AL flight 387 in the afternoon, from $529
Purchase a flight ticket and get one night in a 4* airport hotel or free car rental for 3 days (conditional on 4 passengers) – from $479, for departures June 23 – July 16, on EL AL flight 387 in the afternoon.
Vienna – flight + 3 nights, 3*, from $569, for departures until June 30. Flight + free car rental for 3 days from $499