Virgin links Heathrow to Tel Aviv


Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA), has announced its commencement of flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, Israel. The inaugural flight is scheduled for September 25.

According to the airline, the five- hour daily flight between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport will operate on an Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The  new service will offer seamless connections and a consistent long haul onboard experience for those customers connecting from Tel Aviv seamlessly via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America across both the Virgin Atlantic and Delta networks including New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

According to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Shai Weiss, the current year marks the start of a new phase of growth for Virgin Atlantic as it works to achieve her ambition to become the most loved travel company.Tel Aviv, Weiss said, represents a fantastic opportunity for the airline, considering that Israel’s economy is booming. Besides, as one of the world’s leading technology hubs, VAA, he revealed, anticipates many business travellers and entrepreneurs flying between Tel Aviv and the UK.

“I’m also thrilled to introduce this new destination to our leisure customers and I know it’s somewhere they’ll love to visit’’.

Renowned for its cultural sites and with UNESCO recognised architecture, Tel Aviv also boasts beautiful beaches, a buzzing artistic and nightlife scene, incredible food and is a great base to explore the tourist destinations of the region including the iconic historical city of Jerusalem, Nazareth, and the Dead Sea,” Weiss said.


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