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Netta Barzilai, winner of Eurovision 2018, performs at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2018.

British aviation giant Virgin Atlantic reportedly plans to launch a route to Tel Aviv next September.

The British airline has also won the contract to transport British Eurovision fans on a special flight to Israel when the song contest takes place in May 2019 in Tel Aviv, according to Ynet.

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Virgin Atlantic representatives are slated to visit Israel next week to discuss the flight, according to the report.

Earlier this month, Israeli-born Shai Weiss was named as Virgin Atlantic’s new CEO.

TPS contributed content to this report.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.