On Tuesday, July 25, the Chinese airline Hainan Airlines has filed for approval to the Department of civil aviation application for the opening of new airlines to Guangzhou (southern China) — Israel (airport «Ben Gurion»).
The carrier is asking permission to perform in the near winter season, three flights per week on the route. It is planned that the flights will be operated by Boeing 787. This is the third airlines between Israel and China, which will operate the company.
The Minister of transport said that the expansion of routes between our countries can be an incentive for the realization of huge tourist potential. The new airline will contribute to the transformation of Israel into a more popular tourist destination,» — said the Yisrael Katz.
Currently, Hainan Airlines operates 4-5 flights per week on the route airport named Ben-Gurion to Beijing (along with «El al»). 12 September 2017, the Chinese company will start to perform 3 weekly flights on the route tel Aviv – Shanghai.
It should be noted that in the first half of 2017, the number of tourist arrivals from China to Israel, was 61 thousand, which is 75% more compared to the same period last year.