Virgin Atlantic Airlines to start flights from London to Tel Aviv, Virgin Atlantic Airlines plans to launch a new flight route from London to Tel Aviv, Israel in September 2019. With the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest set for May 2019 in Tel Aviv, Virgin Atlantic will also send a special direct flight of British fans for the upcoming festivities. In the coming weeks, Virgin Atlantic Airlines will meet in Israel with the Ben Gurion Airport authorities to prepare and finalize the information for the new flights in 2019. The new route is set to launch on September 25, departing from London Heathrow Airport to Tel Aviv. Additionally, the first flight will depart from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport direct to Heathrow on September 26, 2019, with the first flight at 7:50 am.