Virgin Atlantic launches new flight route to Tel Aviv

Six months after dropping flights from Heathrow to Dubai, Virgin Atlantic is launching services to a very different Middle East destination: Tel Aviv. Sir Richard Branson’s airline will start serving the route on 25 September 2019. At just 2,233 miles, it will be easily Virgin Atlantic’s shortest link to and from the UK. The eastbound flight to Tel Aviv is scheduled for just over five hours, and the inbound to Heathrow for just under six. For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just
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a month Despite the short flight time, the new route will tie up an aircraft for a long stretch; with a night stop for the plane in Israel, the initial schedule involves nearly 22 hours between departure and arrival at Heathrow. Virgin’s Tel Aviv service adds to the intense competition between London and Israel’s main aviation hub. Read more here >>>

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