On behalf of Tel Aviv Air, the Polish airline Enter Air operated the first flight from Hamburg to Tel Aviv on Sunday. In the future, two weekly rotations are to be carried out, namely on Thursday and Sunday.
Contrary to what the name might suggest, Tel Aviv Air is not an airline, but a start-up that markets charter flights on its own account. The operational execution of the flights takes place with Boeing 737 by the Polish Enter Air.
“The route from Hamburg to Tel Aviv closes a gap in Hamburg's route network. If you want to visit family and friends or explore the country, you can reach the Israeli city on the Mediterranean quickly and easily. The direct connection also promotes cultural and economic exchange between the metropolises. We are all the more pleased that Tel Aviv is once again connected non-stop to northern Germany,” says Gesa Zaremba, Head of Airline & Traffic Development at Hamburg Airport.
Behind Tel Aviv Air are the Hamburg travel agency owner Shlomo Almagor and Paul Scodellaro, former sales manager of the airline Germania. Paul Scodellaro had already successfully set up the route to Tel Aviv for Germania.
"We know the country, the route and our potential customers," says Scodellaro, summarizing the experience of the founders. "Our most important target groups are business travellers, vacationers to Israel, tour groups and ethnic travelers who save five hours of flight time from Hamburg from today," says Paul Scodellaro, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv Air.