El Al Launching Direct Tel Aviv-Las Vegas Route
Flights to Vegas will take off on Friday morning and return to Israel on Saturday night. Flight duration will range between 11 and 13 hours
Tomer Hadar and Adi Pick | 16:44 10.12.2018
Israel’s national carrier El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. has announced its sixth direct route to the United States, Las Vegas. The new line will begin operating on June 14, 2019. Flights to Las Vegas will depart Ben Gurion Airport on Fridays at 7 a.m., and return flights to Israel will depart on Saturdays at 10:45 p.m. Flight duration will range between 11 and 13 hours.
Doesn't make sense
Las Vegas has a low average household income. Also flights from there tend to be inexpensive. Travelers in Oregon will prefer to fly out of SFO as it is closer. If they actually fly out of Las Vegas, the profit margin for them will be much less as fares are higher on flights out of the San Francisco Bay area. Plus it lowers the load factor on flights from SFO. Also there aren't that many "Christian tourists" in Nevada. If you want that, fly out of Salt Lake. Many religious Americans actually have scruples, unlike Israelis, and will actually prefer to avoid going through Nevada (and especially Las Vegas).