Official: Emirates Launching Flights To Tel Aviv, Israel

Emirates will begin flying to Israel in December 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
Details about Emirates' new route to Tel Aviv (Israel)

Emirates will open a new route between Dubai and Tel Aviv starting December 6, 2021. The following schedule will be followed by the airline for daily operation of the route:

EK931 Dubai-Tel Aviv departure at 2:50PM, arriving at 4:25PM

EK932 Tel Aviv - Dubai departure at 6:25PM, arriving at 11:25PM

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER first class

The flight will cover 1,326 miles and is currently blocked at 3hr35min westbound, and 3hr eastbound. The United Arab Emirates and Israel can now fly in the airspace of Saudi Arabia or Bahrain. This allows for a significantly shorter travel time than the old circuitous route that was required to get to and from Israel.

Emirates will use a Boeing 777-300ER three-cabin aircraft for this route. It has 354 seats including 8 first class and 42 business class seats. There are also 304 economy class seats.

Emirates Boeing 777-3300ER business class

The new route is already available for purchase. This route was rumored to be coming to Emirates for months, but it has been stalled due travel restrictions. Emirates believes that the time has come for Israel to open its doors to tourists.

Service between Israel and UAE

In context, August 2020 saw an exciting update in diplomacy in Middle East. We witnessed the normalization in relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and other developments. A new agreement on air service allows commercial flights as part of this cooperation. There have been many flights between the two countries already, including FlyDubai, Etihad and EL AL.

EL AL flies now to Dubai

There was much speculation over whether Emirates would launch non-stop flights between Dubai, Tel Aviv and Dubai. FlyDubai has several daily flights between the two airports and is owned by Dubai's government.

Both airlines work closely together, and not many markets are served by Emirates and FlyDubai. Tel Aviv is an exception. Emirates clearly sees enough demand to increase the capacity of the route. FlyDubai is not expected to reduce frequencies on the market, at least for now.

FlyDubai also offers flights to Tel Aviv

Emirates has a kosher caterer in Dubai

Although this is an old story, it's still something I find interesting, especially since this route is finally being established. Emirates Flight Catering announced in September 2020 that it would open Kosher Arabia, a dedicated kosher food manufacturing facility at its facility in Dubai.

This is the first UAE catering company to be registered as a certified producer of kosher foods. Emirates Flight Catering used to offer kosher meals but this was done through an outside supplier. Production began earlier in the year and has since been brought in-house.

Emirates offers high-quality food for those who fly with kosher food.

Emirates introduced kosher food to its premises

Bottom line

As of December 2021, Emirates will be offering flights to Tel Aviv (Israel) for the first time. In the beginning, one daily flight will be operated by the airline with a Boeing 747. Since a long time, we knew that the airline wanted to add this route. Im glad to finally see it happen.

It is amazing to see the amount of new Israeli air service that has been launched in the last year due to improved relations with neighboring countries.

What do you think of Emirates' new route to Israel from Dubai?