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El Al connects with American Airlines Photo: Gilad Kavalerchik
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El Al, AA announce cooperation deal

El Al strikes deal with American Airlines - largest US flight carrier. Agreement, to take effect on Sept. 2, replaces code-share deal with Delta that expired last year

Associated Press
Published: 07.29.08, 23:12 / Israel Business

Israel's national airline, El Al, and American Airlines said Tuesday they will begin selling tickets on each other's connecting flights beginning in September.

 

The agreement replaces a code-share deal that El Al had with Delta Air Lines Inc. until late last year, when Delta began its own direct flights from the United States to Tel Aviv.

 

The agreement with American will begin Sept. 2. American will sell tickets on El Al flights from the US to Tel Aviv as if they were American jets. El Al will sell seats, or place its "code" on tickets, on some American domestic flights from gateway cities reached by El Al flights.

 

Airlines use code-share agreements to expand their network without adding planes or employees. Customers of one airline typically earn miles for the part of their trip flown on the other's plane.

 

El Al Chairman Israel Borovich called the deal the most comprehensive code-share agreement between his airline and a foreign carrier. American, a unit of Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR Corp., is the largest carrier in the US.

 

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