Emirates has announced nonstop flights to Tel Aviv in Israel. The announcement comes as the UAE and Israel continue to develop greater economic cooperation to drive growth across a range of sectors, in addition to boosting trade flows between both nations.
Starting 6th December 2021, Emirates will operate daily flights between Dubai International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule:
- Dubai-Tel Aviv
- Departure time: 14:50
- Arrival time: 16:25
- Flight time: 3 hours and 35 minutes
- Flight number: EK931
- Frequency: Daily
- Tel Aviv-Dubai
- Departure time: 18:25
- Arrival time: 23:25
- Flight time: 3 hours
- Flight number: EK932
- Frequency: Daily
These flights will be operated by a Boeing B777-300ER featuring First Class, Business Class and Economy Class cabins. The flag carrier of UAE will compete with El Al, Arkia and flydubai on flights to and from Tel Aviv.
Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates, said:
Emirates is excited to announce Tel Aviv, one of the region’s key gateways, as its newest destination. With the start of services in just a few weeks, Emirates will provide more options for travellers to fly better to and from Tel Aviv via Dubai. We also look forward to welcoming more business and leisure travellers from Israel to Dubai, and onwards to other destinations on Emirates’ network. We would like to thank the UAE and Israeli authorities for their support, and we await the opportunity to serve Israel and open up more prospects for both countries to continue to build a strong relationship while growing business and expanding tourism in the near future.
Travellers from Tel Aviv will easily be able to connect to whole of Emirates’ network through Dubai. Emirates says that flight timings to and from Tel Aviv will offer travellers convenient access to major leisure destinations beyond Dubai like Thailand, the Indian Ocean Islands and South Africa, among others.
Additionally, the new flights introduce convenient inbound connections to Tel Aviv from close to 30 Emirates gateways across Australia, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India and South Africa, all home to some of the largest Jewish communities in the world. Travellers from the United States looking to stop in Dubai before embarking on their onwards journey to Tel Aviv can avail the Dubai Stop Over package, which includes hotels, sightseeing and other activities.
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Emirates says that its new flights “will also boost connections for business communities in both countries, creating new channels to network and forge investment opportunities across industries. With the opening of visa-free travel between both countries and the easing of restrictions across the Emirates network, the new services will meet future travel demand in and out of Tel Aviv”.
Passengers travelling on Emirates will also benefit from the airline’s codeshare partnership with flydubai. The codeshare provides travellers with short and easy connectivity from Dubai to points across the combined networks of both carriers, which today consists of 210 destinations in 100 countries.
In addition to passengers operations, Emirates SkyCargo will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity each way between Dubai and Tel Aviv on the Boeing 777-300ER to support exports of pharmaceuticals, high-tech goods, vegetables and other perishables from Tel Aviv. The flights are also expected to transport manufacturing raw materials and components, semiconductors and e-commerce parcels into Israel.
Emirates has fully restored its Middle East network and currently flies to 12 cities across the region.
Tel Aviv is Israel’s largest and most populous city, and is the economic and technological hub for the country. The city attracted more than 4.5 million visitors in 2019, according to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Tel Aviv is known for its pristine beaches, thriving culinary scene, cultural sights, and the world’s largest collection of 4,000 signature white Bauhaus style buildings, which have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also an advanced centre of science and pioneering technology, with a strong entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem that has produced innovations and products adopted around the globe and across a gamut of sectors.
Meanwhile, Emirates recently expanded its codeshare partnership with TAP Air Portugal.
Featured image by Emirates
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