Published On: Sun, Jan 14th, 2018

Israeli Arkia to launch flights Tel Aviv – Bangkok


The Israeli Ministry of Transportation authorized Arkia to operate regular flights to Thailand as part of an agreement signed about a year ago. The quota that has been received is greater than the quota that was in place until now in which El Al and the Thai airlines operate. Now there is room for another Israeli carrier.

According to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, “The appointment of Arkia as a designated carrier on the route to Bangkok was made possible following the agreement signed a year ago, according to which each country can operate up to 28 regular weekly flights without limitation on types of aircraft.”

El Al operates 7-6 regular flights between Bangkok and Tel Aviv And now Arkia is expected to compete on the line.

Thailand is one of the favorite destinations for Israeli travelers today. In the past year, passenger traffic between Israel and Thailand has reached 340,000 in both directions. About 135,000 passengers flew on El Al flights on direct flights between Ben Gurion Airport and Bangkok, and more than 202,000 passengers flew on connection flights, mainly via Moscow and Istanbul

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