TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
El Al Airlines will open a new charter route to Hong Kong starting in October as the result of an agreement signed with several Far East air carriers.
Under the new arrangement, passengers from Tel Aviv can book flights on El Al to Hong Kong. From there, they will be able to take flights aboard various Far Eastern airlines at sharply discounted prices to such destinations as Japan, Singapore, the Philippines and Taiwan.
The more than 13-hour flight between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong, aboard Boeing 767 planes, will have a refueling stop in Bombay.
Group fare tickets to and from Hong Kong will cost $1,149 in October and drop to $1,049 in November. Fares will cost between $1,388 and $1,599 for the additional destinations aboard the other participating airlines.