El Al has announced its intention of testing the possibility of operating direct, non-stop flights between Tel Aviv and Melbourne.

The idea is certainly an interesting one. Whether or not it becomes a reality will depend upon the outcome of a trial that El Al plans to carry out in the second quarter of 2020. Passengers will be able to buy tickets for the trial flights.

The route needs to be tested, first of all because it involves flights lasting up to 18 hours, about three hours longer than the longest flight that El Al currently operates, on the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles route.

The precise flight times are 16 hours and 45 minutes for the outbound flight, and 17 hours and 45 minutes for the return flight to Israel.

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