El Al Israel Airlines to deploy 777-200ER to Beijing for summer 2018

25 September, 2017

El Al Israel Airlines plans to replace Boeing 767-300ER aircraft currently deployed on three times weekly Tel Aviv-Beijing route with 777-200ER aircraft from 30-Jun-2018 (Routes Online, 24-Sep-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, Israel's Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin stated China was Israel's fastest growing source of tourists in seven months to Jul-2017, amid an increase in nonstop services from Tel Aviv to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and an enhanced cooperation with Ctrip. Over 64,000 Chinese tourists visited Israel over the seven month period, a 66% year-on-year increase.