Emirates has concluded the working week with a handful of route adjustments and additional all-seeing growth, which is undoubtedly a fantastic result for the Dubai-based airline.
Tel-Aviv will see a third daily flight begin from the 1st of May, 2023. This is a firm commitment from Emirates. Their continued expansion and rebuilding efforts highlight the positive signs indicating demand is back in many markets globally.
As a result of Emirates’ new announcement, Dubai to Tel Aviv will see 21 weekly flights. In addition, while airlines are always about the specific route and the opportunities it brings, they are even more so lately, highlighting the expansive network of their carrier and codesharing agreements that bring the world to the doorstep of many places.
Emirates will utilise a 777-300ER for the third daily flight, with these 777s configured to seat 360 passengers.
The airline notes that since June 2022, the Dubai to Tel Aviv and return route has seen over 180,000 passengers.
That’s very promising, however Ben Gurion Airport is experiencing shortage in available slots. For this reason Air France and KLM has switched to a35-9 and 777 to TLV. I wonder if this will actually make Emirates consider the a388 for Tel Aviv. Concorde E at Ben Gurion as well as the runways were modified few years ago to accommodate the a388. Many has expressed their eagerness to see the super jumbo in Tel Aviv over many spotters groups on FB such as the “Israeli Planes Spotters”
Problem is that Israel (coincidentally?) Initiated a ban on passenger 4 engine aircraft. So Emirates doesn’t have a choice but use the 777’s.
Flew this route, such a pleasure. It really shows how great an airline can be. Service is top notch, comfort is excellent, and for a 2.5 hour flight? I wouldn’t ask for more! I did encounter the old cabin but it was perfectly fine