Qantas and EL AL codeshare flights go on sale

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04-Sep-2017 Following Qantas and EL AL's February 2017 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen their relationship, the two carriers will now offer customers the opportunity to book on select flights operated by the other, as well as earn and redeem frequent flyer points.

From today, 4th September 2017, and for travel from 12th September 2017, Qantas will codeshare on EL AL's flights from Hong Kong, Bangkok and Johannesburg to Tel Aviv.

In turn, EL AL will codeshare on Qantas' services between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and Hong Kong; between Sydney and Bangkok and between Sydney and Johannesburg.

Lounge access will be available to eligible Qantas customers in EL AL's lounges in Tel Aviv and Hong Kong, and to EL AL eligible customers in Qantas' lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong.

The February 2017 MoU followed the signing of a new Air Services Agreement between Australia and Israel by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.