Emirates Sets June Date For Launch Of Tel Aviv Boeing 777 Flights

Emirates confirmed today that, beginning on June 23 of this year, it will be servicing Tel Aviv on a daily basis. The route will be serviced by the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER.

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Emirates has announced a new date for the commencement of its nonstop service to Tel Aviv, Israel. Emirates had previously announced that service to Tel Aviv would begin in December 2021, but was forced to postpone because of Israel’s entry requirements. In the airline’s statement today, Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim said,

We look forward to finally welcoming customers onboard our flights to and from Tel Aviv this summer, and offer them substantial connectivity to and through our Dubai hub as COVID travel restrictions continue to ease around the world and more borders open up. In addition to unlocking tremendous pent-up demand, Emirates’ debut into Israel will mean more choice for travelers as they return to the skies, and more opportunities for businesses to visit Dubai and beyond to our far-reaching network of almost 130 destinations, alongside our signature hospitality and award-winning onboard experience.”

Kazim added,


Emirates is committed to creating new opportunities for business and tourism, and strengthening the bilateral ties between the UAE and Israel. We are confident that our new services will have a positive impact on enhancing Israel’s connectivity to a wealth of global destinations, and we thank the UAE and Israeli authorities for their ongoing support in making this service possible.”

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Emirates will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route. Photo: Lukas Souza | Simple Flying

What aircraft will service the route?

The new route from Dubai (DXB) to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) will be serviced by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER. The airline has the world’s largest fleet of 777 aircraft, by far. According to planespotters.net, Emirates has a total of 143 Boeing 777s, 138 of which are currently in service and five which are currently parked. 54% of Emirates’ entire fleet is made up of the 777, of which the airline has three variants. Emirates operates 124 of the -300ER variant, 10 of the -200, and nine of the ‘F’ (freighter).

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Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER is configured into three classes, featuring eight private suites in first class. Photo: Emirates Airlines

Emirates’ 777-300ER has a maximum capacity of 354 passengers, spread across three different classes. The aircraft has “eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class”† The airline’s first class product is one of the most well-known and sought after in the entire world, both on its 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

“Travellers with Emirates will enjoy an unparalleled onboard experience with personalized touches and modern innovations throughout their journey, including Emirates’ award-winning products and warm hospitality provided by its multinational cabin crew. Customers will be able to enjoy Emirates’ ice entertainment system with over 4,500 channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from, including numerous Hebrew language movies including Yoter Mema Shemagia Li, Happy Times, Isha Ovedet, Africa, The Electrifiers and Asia.” – Emirates Airlines

EK391 & EK392

The first flight will take off from DXB at 15:50 (local time) and will land in TLV at 18:00 (local time), and will operate as flight EK391. The return flight, EK392, will depart TLV at 19:55 (local time) and will arrive in DXB at 23:59 (local time). Emirates has planned the flight times to “provide convenient access to Dubai, and optimum connection opportunities to popular holiday destinations like Thailand, India, Philippines, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and South Africa”

Not only will the new route bring plenty of opportunity for passenger travel, but for cargo transport as well. In today’s press release, Emirates shared,

“The new service to Tel Aviv will also provide 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight, providing channels for Israeli businesses and start-ups to export products like pharmaceuticals, high-tech goods, fruits and vegetables and other perishables. The flights are also expected to transport manufacturing raw materials and components, semiconductors and e-commerce parcels into Israel.”

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Travelers from the United States and Brazil can opt to stop for the Dubai Stop Over package before they continue their journey to Tel Aviv, which includes stays at some of the world’s best hotels, sightseeing at the newest landmarks the city has to offer, among an abundance of other activities. Photo: Lukas Souza | Simple Flying

As travel begins to rebound worldwide, airlines continue to resume routes that were operated before the COVID-19 pandemic, and announce new ones as well.

Emirates had announced in November 2021 that it would begin service to Tel Aviv on December 6, but were forced to postpone the commencement of the route due to Israel closing its borders to foreigners. If all goes to plan, the airline will begin its long-awaited service to TLV in just over three months’ time.

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