Flydubai's inaugural flight to Israel lands in Tel Aviv
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Flydubai’s inaugural flight to Israel lands in Tel Aviv

Flydubai’s inaugural flight to Israel lands in Tel Aviv

The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer Abdulla Al Shamsi

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The first scheduled commercial flight operated by flydubai from Dubai International (DXB) landed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) on Thursday, November 26, to a water salute.

The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer Abdulla Al Shamsi, reported the Dubai Media Office.

The flight carried a delegation led by Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai. They were met on arrival by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with a delegation that included the CEO of Ben Gurion International Airport Shmuel Zakay and other representatives from the aviation industry.

The carrier will operate 14 flights a week, offering a double daily service between DXB and TLV.

Read: Dubai’s flydubai to operate 14 weekly flights to Tel Aviv

Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website. “We received our first bookings from both tourists and business travellers shortly after the schedule was published. There is opportunity to further grow our double daily service,” said Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president, commercial operations and e-commerce.

Flydubai’s codeshare with Emirates offers travellers connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan, South Asia and the United States.

For Business Class passengers, kosher meals are available to pre-order and passengers will also benefit from a priority check-in service at Terminal 3 at Dubai International airport. As flydubai continues to roll-out WiFi across its fleet. Economy class passengers will be able to choose between bundled (Flex/Value) or unbundled (Lite) fares.

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways has also confirmed that it will launch daily scheduled year-round flights connecting Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv starting March 28, 2021.

Read: Etihad grounds entire A380 fleet; will commence Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv daily flights from March 2021

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