Portugal is now back on the long list of countries requiring Israelis to quarantine upon returning to Israel. Yet, TAP Air Portugal decided to resume its flights to Ben Gurion Airport after almost a year and a half of hiatus due to the pandemic.
The Portuguese carrier, represented these past 39 years by Open Sky, the large GSA in Israel, will fly direct to Israel starting September 1, operating 3 weekly flights from Lisbon to Tel Aviv.
Yishay Buch, TAP Commercial Manager in Israel: “We are very pleased with TAP’s return to the Israeli market and the trust the airline has in us, especially in these unusual times.
“Not many companies resume flights at this time. Therefore, the decision made by TAP management is a brave one, expressing confidence in the Israeli tourism market and all that this implies.”
According to Buch, it is now possible to purchase flight tickets to Lisbon, a mere 5-6 hour direct flight from Israel. All flights will offer full service.