By Amit Acco, Partner |

Emirates is to start daily flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv in December, the airline announced. The first flight is scheduled for December 6

The Emirates, one of the largest in the world and one of the UAE’s flag-carrying airlines, said the new service would link Israel “seamlessly” with its global route network of over 120 destinations.

“Emirates will provide more options for travelers to fly better to and from Tel Aviv via Dubai…We also look forward to welcoming more business and leisure travelers from Israel to Dubai, and onwards to other destinations on Emirates’ network.” said Adnan Kazim, the chief commercial officer of Emirates, said in the statement.

Emirates is the largest airline and one of two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport before the COVID-19 pandemic. It operates to more than 150 cities in 80 countries across 6 continents through its fleet of nearly 300 aircraft.