LONDON, UK — Emirates has confirmed that it will be commencing daily services to Tel Aviv from 23 June 2022. Emirates will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class, and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.

The first flight taking off on 23 June will operate as EK931, leaving at 15:50hrs, and arriving at Ben Gurion Airport at 18:00hrs local time. The return flight EK 932 will depart Tel Aviv at 19:55hrs, arriving in Dubai at 23:59hrs (local time). Flight schedules have been timed to provide convenient access to Dubai, and optimum connection opportunities to popular holiday destinations like Thailand, India, the Philippines, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.
Together 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 throughout Australia, India, Philippines, Thailand, and South Africa, many of which are home to thriving Jewish communities. Travelers from the United States and Brazil can opt to stop for the Dubai Stop Over package before they continue their journey to Tel Aviv.

In 2021, Israel was ranked as one of Dubai’s top 20 source markets, according to the Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism, and that ranking is set to build up even further as the city continues to welcome more visitors in 2022 with its ever-expanding list of experiences and diverse offerings.
Emirates was also recently the first airline to offer the critically acclaimed documentary, Amen-Amen-Amen, which tells the story of co-existence, mutual respect, and friendship between Muslims and Jews in the UAE and the historic gift of a Torah Scroll to its leadership.

The new service to Tel Aviv will also provide 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight, providing channels for Israeli businesses and start-ups to export products like pharmaceuticals, high-tech goods, fruits and vegetables, and other perishables. The flights are also expected to transport manufacturing raw materials and components, semiconductors, and e-commerce parcels into Israel.

Emirates Holidays, the tour operating arm of the airline will also provide Israeli travelers with personalized holidays to Dubai and across the Emirates network, with travel consultants that handpick hotels and experiences to suit the diverse needs of Israeli customers.

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