Emirates Airline has announced that it will launch daily services between Dubai and Tel Aviv from June 23, 2022. After repeated delays, Emirates was due to launch the route in December but it was postponed at the last minute due to the spread of the Omicron variant. The Emirati low-cost unit flyDubai has been operating Tel Aviv – Dubai flights since 2020.

Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim said: “We look forward to finally welcoming customers on board our flights to and from Tel Aviv this summer, and offering them substantial connectivity to and through our Dubai hub as Covid travel restrictions continue to ease around the world and more.As well as unlocking huge pent-up demand, Emirates’ debut in Israel will mean more choice for travelers when they return to the sky, and more business opportunities to visit Dubai and beyond through our extensive network of nearly 130 destinations, as well as our exclusive hospitality and award-winning onboard experience.”

Emirates will operate three Boeing 777-300ERs on the route, comprising eight private suites in First Class, 42 reclining seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class.

The first flight taking off on June 23 will operate as EK931, leaving Dubai at 3:50 p.m. local time and arriving at Ben Gurion Airport at 6:00 p.m. The return flight EK 932 will depart Tel Aviv at 7:55 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 11:59 p.m. local time. Emirates said the flight schedules have been scheduled to provide convenient access to Dubai and optimal connection options to destinations including Thailand, India, the Philippines, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and South Africa. .

The new service to Tel Aviv will also provide 20 tons of cargo capacity on each flight, allowing Israeli companies to export products such as pharmaceuticals, high-tech products, fruits and vegetables and other perishables. . The flights are also expected to carry raw materials and manufacturing components, semiconductors and e-commerce packages to Israel.

Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on March 15, 2022.

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