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Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-941 at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Feb. 22, 2020

Philippine Airlines has announced plans to launch the first direct non-stop route to Israel this coming April, flying over Saudi Arabia to shorten the duration of the flight to 10 hours and 30 minutes.

Flights will depart twice a week in the late evening from the country’s capital city of Manila.


According to Ynet, the airline has already begun selling tickets for the new route.

Round-trip fares will cost around $920, according to the 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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.