flydubai will launch a double daily service between Dubai and Tel Aviv from November 26, 2020.
It’s the first UAE carrier to operate scheduled commercial passenger services to Israel with the 14 weekly flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV) now available to book online at flydubai.com.
The announcement follows the recent bilateral agreement signed between the UAE and Israel and the subsequent air transport agreement inked by both countries.
“Since the launch of flydubai 11 years ago we have been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across our network,” said flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith.
“Following the recent bilateral agreement, the start of scheduled flights will contribute to economic development and create further opportunities for investment in pursuit of our shared interests and values. With the start of services there will be the option for increased accessibility to the UAE as well as onwards to the Indian Ocean, Far East and Africa reducing total journey times by several hours.”
Since its launch in 2009, flydubai has forged a reputation for connecting previously underserved markets as well as opening up direct links to Dubai. Its extended codeshare partnership with Emirates offers travellers seamless connections between the Emirates and flydubai networks to 155 destinations.