Israel's national carrier EL AL on Thursday announced the resumption of its non-stop flight services from Delhi and Mumbai, after a hiatus of three years, starting late October. The airline will operate four non-stop weekly flights from Mumbai to Israel on the Boeing 737 with economy and business class, and two non-stop weekly flights to Delhi on either the Boeing 787 or Boeing 777. The sale of the tickets for these flights will commence from next month, the Israel Tourism Ministry said in a statement.
Israel’s flag carrier will operate four weekly flights to Mumbai from Tel Aviv using Boeing 737 aircraft, with the route expected to take 5.5 hours, down from 7.45 hours previously.It will also fly twice weekly to New Delhi using larger Boeing 777 or 787 planes. The flight time on that route will fall to 6.5 hours from 9, El Al said. “The launch of the new routes is now possible following the recently received approval to fly over the skies of Saudi Arabia and Oman,” El Al said. India is popular with Israeli tourists and businessmen. Last month Muscat joined Riyadh in allowing Israeli civilian overflights and El Al has been using the new route on flights to Asia. El Al has said the new Saudi corridor will allow it to expand routes in Asia and to Australia.
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