Star Alliance carrier BMI has fixed a date to open its new route to the Israeli
capital Tel Aviv and will begin the service on 13 March next year.
will operate Airbus A320 aircraft on the route configured with 20
business-class and 108 economy-class seats.
has started taking bookings for the service today. BMI will operate the route
daily from London Heathrow.
talks between the UK and Israel
enabled BMI to secure designation as the second UK
carrier, besides British Airways, to be granted approval to conduct Israeli
executive Nigel Turner describes Tel Aviv as a “key destination” in the Middle
East. The airline has recently expanded its Middle Eastern network
through the acquisition of former British Airways franchise partner BMed.
Aviv will bring the number of destinations BMI serves from Heathrow to 41 next