Israeli flag carrier El Al will add new routes to Dublin and Dusseldorf in summer 2020, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Tickets to the European cities will go on sale on September 4, with Dublin flights launching on May 26, 2020 and Dusseldorf flights on June 1, 2020.

Dublin will run on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and Dusseldorf will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The routes will be operated by Boeing 737s with economy and business class.

Michael Strassburger, El Al’s Vice President for Commercial and Industry Affairs, told Business Traveller last year that the airline is currently focusing on renewing its fleet and expanding its network in North America and West Europe.

It restarted its Manchester-Tel Aviv route in May, with flights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from the UK, and Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Israel.

It has also launched routes to Nice, Lisbon, Las Vegas and San Francisco in the last 12 months.

In March 2020 it will begin flights to Chicago, which will be the only nonstop service from the central US region to Israel, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

It will also launch a route between Tokyo and Tel Aviv in March 2020, running three times weekly.

The carrier received its first Dreamliner in 2017 and has now taken delivery of 11 out of an order of 16.

The 787s feature a fully-flat business class seat from Recaro as well as its premium economy product, which CEO Gonen Usishkin said earlier this year was proving so successful he was considering adding an extra row.

The airline has faced increased competition on some routes to Europe from low-cost carriers Easyjet, Wizzair and Ryanair.

Virgin Atlantic will begin daily flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv on September 25.

El Al focuses on premium economy