Virgin Atlantic launches new service between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 12, 2019 10:19

Virgin Atlantic launches new service between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic will be launching flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, Israel with the first flight taking place on September 25, 2019.

Flying daily between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport, the five hour flight will operate on an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

As well as flying customers, Virgin Atlantic will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight.

Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO commented: “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 – Israel’s economy is booming and as one of the world’s leading tech hubs we’re anticipating many business travellers and entrepreneurs flying between Tel Aviv and the UK. We also see a significant opportunity to increase competition in the US – Tel Aviv market, using the strength of our trans-Atlantic Joint Venture with Delta to offer customers from Tel Aviv a wide range of US destinations connecting through London Heathrow including New York and San Francisco.”

2019 signifies a year of growth for Virgin Atlantic as the airline will take delivery of the first four of 12 A350-1000s and will become a member of a new transatlantic joint venture with Delta, Air France and KLM.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 12, 2019 10:19