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Air India to add its fifth fight service to Israel

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IEBusiness) With an average load factor exceeding 80 per cent and the increased demand on Air India’s New Delhi-Tel Aviv flight services, the national carrier on Wednesday said it would add a fifth weekly flight from November 26 this year.

The airline will now fly five days a week, including Monday in addition to Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on the 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In addition to Air India’s announcement, Israeli carrier El Al has introduced a new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on its Mumbai-Tel Aviv route. The new airplane has a capacity of 279 seats in a four-class configuration of first, business, economy plus and economy and will cater to the rising demand from India.

El Al is the only airline currently servicing the direct Mumbai-Tel Aviv sector with three weekly non-stop flights.

These announcements have come at a time when Israel Ministry of Tourism has recorded a growth of 58 per cent with 48,800 Indian arrivals to the country from January to September 2018 vis-a-vis 30,800 Indian visitors during the same period in 2016.

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