Qantas and El Al partner

SYDNEY, 1 March 2017: Australian and Israeli travellers will benefit from a new codeshare agreement between Qantas and EL AL, subject to government and regulatory approvals.

Customers of both airlines will be able to book specific flights operated by the other, as well as earn and redeem frequent flyer points.

The partnership focuses on linking Qantas’ flights between Australia and Asia to EL AL’s flights between Asia and Israel’s financial centre and technology hub, Tel Aviv. It will also connect Qantas’ flights from Sydney to Johannesburg with EL AL’s services from Tel Aviv to the South African city.

The MoU signing followed the Prime Ministers’ signing of a new Air Services Agreement between Australia and Israel.

Under the MoU, Qantas plans to add its QF code to EL AL operated flights to three Qantas destinations – Hong Kong, Bangkok and Johannesburg – and Tel Aviv.

EL AL plans to add its code to Qantas services that operate between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong; between Sydney and Bangkok; and between Sydney and Johannesburg.

The codeshare flights will go on sale during the second half of the calendar year.