Virgin Atlantic has seen a surge in bookings for flights to Israel, following the announcement that it was one in every of simply twelve locations on the federal government’s ‘inexperienced listing’ on Friday.
In a bumper weekend, week on week bookings between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv have been up by almost 250 per cent, following the welcome information that prospects can journey safely between the 2 locations and won’t must quarantine on their return residence.
From June, the airline will enhance its companies to each day, with double each day flights to start from July.
With a four-hour flight time, two-hour time distinction and heat local weather many Brits are wanting in the direction of Israel as a mid-haul different to European breaks.
Famend for its cultural websites and with UNESCO recognised structure, Tel Aviv additionally boasts lovely seashores, a buzzing creative and nightlife scene that’s proving in style with many holidaymakers.
June and July are the most well-liked months, reaffirming the pent-up demand to journey, with many purchasers eager for a sunny break as quickly as attainable.
Juha Jarvinen, chief business officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “We all know there’s pent up demand to journey and our surge in bookings to Tel Aviv displays this.
“We’ve seen a gentle enhance in curiosity all through our community, notably to Israel, as shopper confidence returns, permitting our prospects to lastly plan a much-needed sunny break or reconnect with household, mates and enterprise colleagues.”