Philippine carrier Philippine Airlines.


Philippine Airlines, Israel eye direct flights starting October


MANILA – Philippine Airlines and Israel’s delegation discussed possible direct flights from Manila to Tel Aviv by October, according to the Israel Embassy in Manila on Tuesday (May 4).

Israel Ministry of Tourism Director General Amir Halevi said the flights would be a “game changer”.

“Direct flights between our two capitals will be a game-changer for tourism and business connectivity,” Halevi said.

“This time Israel has a unique advantage as a safe and healthy country. We hope to welcome you soon in Israel,” he added.

Philippine Airlines has said it is working on plans to launch non-stop flights to and from Tel Aviv amid growing demand for travel to Jerusalem.

Philippine passport holders are entitled to a 90-day visa-free access to Israel.

Israeli is opening to vaccinated tourist groups starting on May 23, and will open to more tourists in July, according to the embassy. CAM/Expat Media

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