El Al Israel Airlines has launched Vilnius-Tel Aviv regular flights through its subsidiary Sundor. Flights are scheduled to operate every week on Wednesdays, according to Vilnius Airport, bbn.ee reports.
Bezalel Karvat, president of Sundor, hopes that the launch of this new flight will mark the beginning of a year-round operation and of at least twice a week operation next season
“Sundor is hoping that the Israeli tourists will discover the endless possibilities Lithuania can offer and that the Lithuanian tourists will discover the variety that Israel and the Holly land can offer,” Karvat said.
“Direct flights between Vilnius and Tel Aviv show a clear desire for friendly and close communication between people of the two countries,” Emanuelis Zingeris, a member of Lithuanian’s Parliament, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the chairman of the Group for Interparliamentary Relations with the Knesset of Israel, emphasised the importance of the new flight.
Sundor is a full subsidiary of El Al Israel Airlines. It was established in 1977 mainly as a charter operator.
In 2011 Sundor carried around 350,000 passengers.