Tel Aviv Air to offer non-stop flight from Hamburg to Israel

Hamburg Airport-based airline to launch route in September
23 July 2021
Hamburg Airport

The Hamburg Airport-based Tel Aviv Air has announced plans for direct flights twice a week to Israel from September 19, 2021. The carrier can transport up to 189 passengers on the Hamburg- Tel Aviv route, which is likely to attract mainly business travellers, tourists, tour groups and domestic travellers.

Direct flight to ease travel to Israel

"The new direct connection lets travellers discover the diversity of Israel, which is a highly sought-after holiday destination and is now also directly accessible from north Germany," said Ella Zack-Solomon, Director Germany, Austria, Switzerland IGTO at the Israel Ministry of Tourism in Berlin. Apart from tourists and business travellers, Tel Aviv Air's main target groups include the approximately 6,000 people of Jewish faith in northern Germany.

Airlines's annual turnover

Founded last year in Hamburg by Shlomo Almagor and Paul Scodellaro, Tel Aviv Air follows after the launch of a travel company specialising in Israel 30 years ago. "We know the country, the route and our potential customers very well," says Scodellaro, who was previously a sales manager with the Germania airline. Tel Aviv Air expects annual turnover of EUR 9 million during its first full fiscal year. The Beteiligungsgesellschaft Hamburg mbH (BTG) is involved as a silent partner, and the entire financing model has been secured by Bürgschaftsgemeinschaft Hamburg GmbH (BG).

Founders of Tel Aviv Air
© Tel Aviv Air
from left to right: Paul Scodellaro and Shlomo Almagor

The airline plans to charter a medium-haul Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which will be operated by the Polish airline Enter Air. Passenger can book flights in the Economy and Economy Premium classes from late July on the Tel Aviv Air website.