(MENAFN- AzerNews) The first direct flight route between Israel and Ireland was
launched on Thursday, Israel's Ministry of Transport and Road
Safety said in a statement.
Israel's flagship airline El Al inaugurated the route with a
flight from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel
Aviv to Dublin International Airport.
Before takeoff, a ceremony was held at the Israeli airport with
the participation of Israel's Transport Minister Miri Regev, Irish
Ambassador to Israel Kyle O'Sullivan, and other senior
'The direct flights will contribute to strengthening the
economic, cultural, tourism, and academic ties between the two
nations, and to improving the relationship between the
governments,' Regev said.
'Every new direct route connecting Israel to destinations around
the world shortens flight times, saves fuel and carbon emissions,
and contributes to competition between airlines,' she added.
O'Sullivan said that 'the relationship between the two countries
is very important. Many Israelis work in Ireland, and thanks to the
new route, tourism will flourish.'
The new route, which includes three weekly flights, will shorten
the travel time between Tel Aviv and Dublin from at least 8 hours
with a stopover, to less than 5.5 hours.
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