Virgin Atlantic to start Tel Aviv flights

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Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will launch flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv in September 2019. The daily route will be operated by Virgin’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

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 […] we’re anticipating many business travellers and entrepreneurs flying between Tel Aviv and the UK. Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO

British Airways and El Al Israel Airlines already offer flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv. Furthermore, low-cost carrier Easyjet flies to the Israeli city from three airports in the London area (Gatwick, Stansted and Luton); competitor Wizz Air serves Tel Aviv from Luton Airport. Additionally, Arkia Israeli Airlines offers flights from Stansted, which are operated by the airline’s brand new Airbus A321LR aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic’s long-haul fleet consists of Airbus A330 (both A330-200 and A330-300), A340-600, as well as Boeing 747-400 and 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. In 2019, Virgin Atlantic will welcome the first four Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet.