EL AL-subsidiary Sun D´Or in Salzburg for the first time
Israel a very trendy holiday destination / 1582 miles and about 3.5 hours from Tel Aviv to Salzburg / first passengers to use the new flight connection
Today, on June 3rd 2019 the Israeli airline Sun D´Or flew the first guests from Tel Aviv to Salzburg. This new flight connection definitely has potential for all-season operation.
„The Israeli cities no longer are mere places of pilgrimage of our fathers and forefathers. Israel has become a cool and trendy holiday destination. Whether it be globetrotters, young families or travelers on study trips, Israel is popular. We are very much looking forward to all the guests from Israel. We are absolutely convinced that they will be an enrichment for the region, tourism and the economy”, says Bettina Ganghofer, CEO of Salzburg Airport.
By the way, the new route from Salzburg to Tel Aviv was launched by Yair Berrebi, CEO of Sun D´Or together with the Austrian Ambassador Martin Weiss and Avner Laschd, Vice President Commercial and Industry Affairs of Sun D´Or. These three personalities were also there to farewell the first passengers going from Tel Aviv to Salzburg today. During this ceremony, CEO Yair Berrebi also announced some news for the winter timetable. Israelis are frequent guests in Salzburg in winter and they will also find great offers in the region in summer.
The first nonstop-flight to Salzburg started from the airport Ben Gurion on time. Yair Berrebi, CEO of Sun D´Or: “I am very happy about this nonstop flight connection to Salzburg and I would like to thank the Austrian Ambassador, Martin Weiss. He not only joined us to farewell the first flight to Salzburg today, he played a decisive role in developing the new route. The new destination is a significant enrichment for customers and families who would like to visit the Salzburg region and for tourists who are planning to visit Israel. The Salzburger Land is very well-known in Israel for its beautiful skiing resorts that can be reached within an hour from Salzburg Airport. I wish all of us every success with this new connection.”
Sun d’Or Timetable for Summer 2019
Scheduled flights Incoming und Outgoing, MO & DO starting June 3rd 2019
Monday: Arrival from Tel Aviv in Salzburg at 5:20 pm, departure from Salzburg to Tel Aviv at 6:30 pm
Thursday: Arrival from Tel Aviv in Salzburg at 3 pm, departure from Salzburg to Tel Aviv at 4:05 pm
Sun d’Or Timetable for winter 2019
Scheduled flights Incoming und Outgoing, MO & DO starting November 4 th 2019
Monday: Arrival from Tel Aviv in Salzburg 4:30 pm, departure from Salzburg to Tel Aviv 5:35 pm
Thursday: Arrival from Tel Aviv in Salzburg 2:10 pm, departure from Salzburg to Tel Aviv 3:15 pm
Sun D´Or will be offering two weekly flights with a Boeing 737. The flights will be operated with Sun D´Or or EL AL-aircrafts in cooperation with Air Explorer.
"Today the first Sun D´Or-flight took off to land in the city of the musical child prodigy Mozart. What a day! Salzburg is not only Mozart´s birthplace, it is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world – and being a Salzburger, I know what I am talking about. Personally, I am deeply convinced of this new flight connection and I wish us every success”, says Austrian Ambassador in Israel Martin Weiss.
From Salzburg you can easily reach the vibrant city Tel Aviv Jaffa, which is situated directly at the Sea. This city not only conquers the hearts of tourists, but also that of numerous notable companies. Israel´s second largest city has made a name for itself as a Mecca for start-up companies. Tourists will love the great variety Tel Aviv offers: whether you would like to relax at
the beach, party in one of the many clubs, visit a festival or a cultural site or dine at one of the numerous restaurants, there will be something for every taste.
The subsidiary of Israeli national carrier EL AL – Sun d`Or– started operations on October 1st 1977, at that time under the name of EL AL Charter Services Ltd. In 1981 the airline, based at Ben-Gurion Airport, received a new name: Sun d´Or. When national carrier EL AL was privatized, Sun d´Or was privatized as well. Until 2013 flights were operated in codeshare under the name of EL AL. Today Sun d´Or operates scheduled, seasonal and charter flights using leased Boeing 737-800 under its own name. EL AL is still responsible for the crews as well as the maintenance of aircrafts and both airlines share the Matmid Frequent Flyer Club. Today Sun d´Or operates flights to more than 40 destinations in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean. A re-branding process in 2009 connected Sun d´Or inseparably with a holiday concept. The brand promise “Follow the Sun” was launched to ensure that the holiday experience starts right when boarding the plane.
Bettina Ganghofer, CEO of Salzburg Airport, presented a special cake to Revital Abramovich from El Al/Sun d'Or