By COLlive reporter
From the Sunshine State to the Holy Land.
Israel national airlines El Al is inaugurating direct flights from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV).
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other officials on Tuesday announced the kickoff of the weekly, seasonal flights from Florida’s busiest airport.
Rabbi Yosef Konikov and Rabbi Meir Lessof of Chabad of South Orlando and Rabbi Tzvi Dubov and Rabbi Dovid Dubov of Chabad of Greater Orlando were invited to participate as well.
It will be the second Florida airport offering direct flights to Israel since passengers already can fly to Israel out of Miami International Airport (MIA).
But the governor said it was important to connect Israel with another part of Florida, AP reported.
DeSantis recently was on a trade mission to Israel and he stressed the importance of Florida’s relationship to that country.