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.
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.
Nick Wenzel founded International Flight Network in 2016. He is the Social Media Manager and an Editor for IFN.news.