Emirates sets June 23 date for Tel Aviv – The Island launch

Emirates has confirmed that it will begin daily services to Tel Aviv from June 23, 2022. Emirates will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 reclining seats in Business Class and 304 spacious economy class seats.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Airline, 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 borders open.As well as unleashing huge pent-up demand, Emirates’ debut in Israel will mean more choice for travelers on their back in the air, and more business opportunities to visit Dubai and beyond through our extensive network of nearly 130 destinations, alongside our signature hospitality and award-winning onboard experience.

He added: “Emirates is committed to creating new opportunities for business and tourism, and to strengthening bilateral ties between the UAE and Israel. We are confident that our new services will have a positive impact on improving Israel’s connectivity to a multitude of global destinations, and we thank the authorities of the United Arab Emirates and Israel for their continued support in making this service possible. .

The first flight taking off on June 23 will operate as EK931, departing at 3:50 p.m. and arriving at Ben Gurion Airport at 6:00 p.m. local time. 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). Flight schedules have been programmed to provide convenient access to Dubai and optimal connection opportunities to popular holiday destinations such as Thailand, India, Philippines, Maldives, Sri Lanka and South Africa .

With multiple daily codeshare flights operated by flydubai, the new Emirates flights will also offer seamless inbound connections from Emirates points with multiple daily and weekly flights across Australia, India, the Philippines, Thailand and South Africa, many of which are home to thriving Jewish communities. communities. Travelers from the United States and Brazil can choose to stop for the Dubai Stop Over package before continuing their journey to Tel Aviv, which includes stays in some of the best hotels in the world, visits to the newest sites that the city has to offer, among an abundance of other activities.

In 2021, Israel was ranked among Dubai’s top 20 source markets, according to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, and this ranking is expected to improve further as the city continues to welcome more visitors in 2022. with its ever-expanding list. various experiences and offers.

Travelers with Emirates will enjoy an unparalleled onboard experience with personalized touches and modern innovations throughout their journey, including Emirates’ award-winning products and the warm hospitality offered by its multinational cabin crew. Customers will be able to enjoy Emirates’ Ice entertainment system with over 4,500 on-demand entertainment channels to choose from, including many Hebrew films including Yoter Mema Shemagia Li, Happy Times, Isha Ovedet, Africa, The Electrifiers and Asia.

Emirates was also recently the first airline to offer the critically acclaimed documentary, Amen-Amen-Amen, which tells the story of coexistence, mutual respect and friendship between Muslims and Jews in the United Arab Emirates and the historic gift of a Torah scroll to his leadership.

The new service to Tel Aviv will also provide 20 tons of cargo capacity on each flight, providing channels for Israeli companies and start-ups to export products like pharmaceuticals, high-tech products, fruits and vegetables and others. perishable goods. The flights are also expected to carry raw materials and manufacturing components, semiconductors and e-commerce packages to Israel.

Emirates Holidays, the airline’s tour operator arm, will also offer Israeli travelers personalized vacations in Dubai and across the Emirates network, with travel advisors who select hotels and experiences to meet the diverse needs of Israeli customers. Packages also include insurance at every stage, great value on flights and hotel combined, meals and extras, low deposits, flexible booking policies and 24/7 support. /7. Additionally, Emirates Skywards members can enjoy 20% bonus Skywards miles on their next booking with Emirates Holidays.

Emirates has an extensive network in the Middle East and currently flies to 12 cities in the region from Dubai.

Lynn A. Saleh