Air France continued expanding its network out of its Marseille (MRS) base in southern France on 5 September, launching a route to Israel’s main airport Tel Aviv (TLV). This is the airline’s third route to Tel Aviv after its flights from Paris CDG and Nice. The new route is operated three times a week with A320 aircraft, competing with El Al’s four flights a week. During the winter season, frequencies will be reduced to twice-weekly. Notably, Marseille has one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities and El Al’s competing flights have operated for an entire 40 years.