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Arkia Airlines to Launch Flights from Tel Aviv to Goa and Kochi

Arkia Airlines has unveiled plans to launch two new routes to India starting from 28 September 2019.

Using recently acquired 220-seat Airbus A321LR (pictured), the Israeli carrier will begin nonstop flights from Tel Aviv to Goa and Kochi.

Arkia will fly once a week to Goa on Tuesdays and twice a week to Kochi on Mondays and Fridays. From 27 October 2019, the flight to Kochi will move to Sundays and Thursdays.

Arkia Airbus A321LR. Click to enlarge.

Arkia will operates the route year-round except during India's monsoon season. The flight time is approximately 7 hours, one way.

Israel welcomed 70,800 visitor arrivals from India in 2018, a 21% increase on the 58,700 Indian tourist arrivals to Israel in 2017.

Mr. Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines said, “We see India becoming one of the key source markets for Israel in the coming years and with Arkia’s direct flights to Goa and Kochi, the Indian traveller’s interest will surely increase. Goa attracts many Israeli tourists who visit the Indian state for leisure holidays, while Israel has recorded a notable mix of pilgrimage and leisure travellers from Kochi. With nonstop operations from the west, north and now south of India; this will help meet the growing demand and enable us to achieve higher Indian arrivals to Israel in 2019.”

Bookings will commence from 24 March 2019, a one-way ticket price will start at $250 from Kochi and $300 from Goa with priority seating at an additional $35.

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