JERUSALEM (Reuters) - El Al Israel Airlines will start operating three weekly flights to the Seychelles from Dec. 9, it said on Thursday, after Israeli authorities deemed the archipelago a reduced coronavirus risk.

Subject to regulatory approvals, El Al plans to operate the flights from Ben Gurion Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with return flights from Victoria-Seychelles Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the flag carrier said.

Flights will be on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, it said.

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(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Susan Fenton)