(JNS.org) Starting next winter, British Airways will increase its number of weekly flights between Tel Aviv and London from 14 to 17, Israel Hayom reported. The purpose of the increase is to give travelers from Israel more convenient arrival times as well as shorter connection times.
Under the new schedule, the first morning flight, a wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft, will depart Ben-Gurion International Airport daily at 7:30 a.m. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, a second morning flight will depart at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a daily flight departing at 4:30 p.m.
Starting this month, British Airways passengers on flights from Israel have been arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, considered one of the most luxurious terminals in the world.
A British Airways official in Israel said the increase in flights (around 1,000 extra seats) from Tel Aviv to London was prompted by a rise in demand on the route. The official said that connection times at Heathrow for incoming passengers from Israel would be reduced significantly due to the schedule changes.