After much speculations and expectations, the day is fast approaching: Emirates will finally land in Israel and operate direct flights on the Dubai-Tel Aviv route starting June 23. The UAE’s largest airline, considered one of the best in the world, will start its operations at Ben Gurion Airport with a daily evening flight, although the frequency is expected to increase depending on demand.
In November 2021, the carrier announced it is postponing until further notice the launch of its highly anticipated flights to Tel Aviv, initially planned for December 6, 2021, due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant.
Emirates said at the time the company was committed to launching its TLV route as soon as the situation allows. “The postponement comes as a result of recent changes in entry protocols issued by the Israeli government. The airline is committed to launching services to Tel Aviv as soon as the situation allows and will continue to work in close cooperation with all the relevant authorities and bodies on developments and changes in the instructions. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and work according to the instructions of the health authorities and the government,” the company said.
Emirates is a national UAE carrier based in Dubai. The award-winning company repeatedly sets the highest standards in the level and quality of service. Emirates has a fleet of 270 aircraft flying to 157 destinations worldwide, and in 2019-2020 the carrier flew 56 million passengers. Emirates’ executives believe that many Israelis will choose it as the go-to carrier for connections to destinations around the world, as well as for flights to Dubai, a destination that has fast become a best-seller since the signing of the Abraham Accords.
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