Virgin Atlantic sets date for return to Tel Aviv

By Lisa James
03/06/2024
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Virgin Atlantic will recommence flights between the UK and Tel Aviv on 5 September.

The airline’s Heathrow to Tel Aviv service was suspended on 11 October 2023, following the Hamas attacks on 7 October.

Virgin has signed a codeshare agreement with Israeli carrier EL AL, which will offer more connections between the UK, US and Israel. The codeshare agreement will also start on 5 September, operating up to four daily flights between the two countries.

Virgin has also agreed a codeshare with Saudia airlines and SAS Scandinavian Airlines, once the airline joins the SkyTeam alliance.

Chief Commercial Officer Juha Jarvinen said: “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary this month, we know that giving our customers more choice and award-winning service in the skies is what fuels our success, alongside working with the best partners. We’re delighted to launch codeshares with our SkyTeam partners at SAS and Saudia today, enhancing our connectivity and offering greater customer benefits to our frequent flyers, who will be able to achieve rewards faster. 

“Our return to Tel Aviv on 5 September will be welcome news for customers who have enjoyed our service since 2019, and this time round it’ll be strengthened by our new codeshare partnership with EL AL.”

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