Air India will launch non-stop flights between New Delhi
and Tel Aviv, Israel on 22 March 2018.
The airline will operate the route with Boeing
787 Dreamliner aircraft three times per week every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Air India’s B787 has 18 business class seats and
238 economy class seats.
The aircraft will depart from New
Delhi at 16:50 and arrive in Tel Aviv at 20:25. On its return
leg, the plane will depart from Tel Aviv at 22:15 and land in
Delhi the next day at 09:00. The flight time is approximately 7
hours and 10 minutes.
Hassan Madah, Director,
Israel Ministry of Tourism India & Philippines, said, “In light of
the significant increase in incoming tourism from India over the
past few years, the Ministry of Tourism has been in talks with Air
India and other airlines to increase their flights and seat
capacity into Israel. Air India’s direct flight connectivity from
New Delhi to Tel Aviv is great news especially with its shorter
flight duration and the airline’s strong domestic network within
the country. With direct flights now from both Mumbai and New
Delhi by El Al and Air India respectively; this will help meet the
growing demand and enable us to achieve our target of 1 lakh
Indian arrivals in 2018.”
In addition to Air India, Israel’s national carrier
El Al currently has four weekly nonstop flights from Mumbai to Tel
Aviv and will soon increase its frequency.