Delta Resumes Tel Aviv Service

Delta Air Lines announced today that the Atlanta based carrier will resume service to Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel beginning on June 7th. This marks the resumption of service after it was suspended due to the Israel-Hamas war in October of 2023.

Delta Heads Back to Tel Aviv

Delta temporarily suspended all flying to Tel Aviv after the Israel-Hamas war began in October of 2023. In their press release, the airline stated that the route resumption comes after a “extensive security risk assessment by the airline”. They also confirmed that they are continuing to monitor the situation in the country with public and private partners.

Prior to the suspension, Delta was flying to Tel Aviv from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), and New York (JFK). The airline initially cancelled flights between TLV and Atlanta and Boston in October 2023 before suspending all service in January of 2024.

The New York-JFK to Tel Aviv route will resume on June 7th featuring daily service between the two cities on Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The flights will operate with the following schedule:

New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV)
DL 234 Departs: 3:35p Arrives: 9:35a (+1)

Tel Aviv (TLV) to New York (JFK)
DL 235 Departs: 11:50a Arrives: 5:05p

Delta’s A330-900neo’s feature a four cabin layout with 29 Delta One suites, 28 Premium Select seats, 56 Comfort+ seats, and 169 Main Cabin seats. This will provide more than 2,000 weekly seats on Delta between the United States and Israel.

Delta A330-900neo at New York-JFK
Delta will use an Airbus A330-900neo on the route.

Delta will be competing with EL AL’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the New York to Tel Aviv route. Flights are currently available for booking on

Delta Strengthens Israel Presence with EL AL Codeshare

This resumption in service comes as Delta has strengthened its presence in Israel via a codeshare with EL AL. The codeshare, which went into effect on January 1st, 2024, allows Delta passengers to fly on EL AL’s nonstop services from New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tel Aviv (TLV).

an airplane flying over a city
Delta Passengers can fly on El Al flights between the United States and Israel.

Additionally, EL AL’s code will be added to Delta’s non-stop Tel Aviv flights and up to 280 same-day connections via Delta’s U.S. gateways. When the codeshare agreement was first announced, Shlomi Zafrany, VP of Commercial and Industry Affairs at EL AL, had this to say;

“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 Vice President, Commercial and Industry Affairs

Passengers on Delta and EL AL can earn and redeem miles through Delta’s SkyMiles and EL AL’s Matmid frequent flyer programs. Both airlines are also offering reciprocal benefits, including preferred seat access, priority check-in and boarding and additional baggage allowance, as part of this partnership.


Delta will resume service to Israel with a daily flight between New York (JFK) and Tel Aviv (TLV) using an Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The resumption in service comes after the Atlanta based carrier announced a codeshare agreement with Israel’s flag carrier, EL AL.

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