Virgin Atlantic’s Tel Aviv service to launch in September

Virgin Atlantic (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)
Virgin Atlantic (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has confirmed its new London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Tel Aviv (TLV/LLBG) direct flight will start on the 25th September 2019.

The daily service will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 with a flight time of just under 5 hours.

Speaking about the new route Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO said: “2019 marks the start of a new phase of growth for Virgin Atlantic as we work to achieve our ambition to become the most loved travel company. Tel Aviv represents a fantastic opportunity for us – Israel’s economy is booming and as one of the world’s leading tech hubs we’re anticipating many business travellers and entrepreneurs flying between Tel Aviv and the UK,”

Tel Aviv is Israel’s second city and offers visitors the lifestyle of a modern cosmopolitan city combined with miles and miles of Mediterranean beaches.

The new route will provide 180,000 seats per year between the two cities.

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin added: “The entry of one of the world’s leading airlines into Israel is another expression of confidence in the Israel tourism product. The revolution that we have implemented in the Ministry of Tourism in recent years is bearing fruit with record-breaking numbers of incoming tourism to Israel.”

Tickets are now on sale for the London to Tel Aviv service with return fares starting at £357.

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