TUS Airways makes history with first ever Tel Aviv – Doha flight!

TUS Airways, the largest and leading Cypriot airline, has made history today by operating the very first flight between Israel & Qatar after receiving the first official approval of its kind by both the Israeli and Qatari governments, carrying football supporters to the 2022 FIFA World Cup event being held in the Arabian Peninsula.

Proudly flying the Cypriot flag, TUS Airways is honoured to operate such a historic flight and showcase the importance the Republic of Cyprus has on the world stage in connecting and fostering closer ties in the region.

After an exciting ceremony commemorating the service which was attended by dignitaries, politicians & business leaders, the flight departed at 10:55 from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and arrived in Doha, the capital of Qatar, at 14:40 transporting 180 Israeli football supporters to the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. The company spokesman stated, “TUS Airways is proud to operate the very first non-stop flight between Tel Aviv and Doha, not only to allow thousands of football & sports fans to attend the spectacular World Cup, but also make history by operating the first commercial flights between Israel & Qatar. Along with our partners and national governments, we worked very hard for many months to secure all the required approvals to operate these historic flights. TUS Airways is honored to connect the global community in this landmark event and reflect Cyprus’ location at the crossroad of the world.”

TUS Airways will operate no fewer than a further 6 round trips (12 flights) between Tel Aviv and Doha to transport over a thousand football supporters to the Arabian Peninsula between 20 November and 15 December 2022. The flights will be operated onboard state-of-the-art Airbus A320 aircraft and a flight time of approximately three hours. Due to the high demand, TUS Airways has requested from the authorities to add additional 3 round trip flights (total 18 flights).

Our partner, Tic Tic from Israel, is the exclusive marketer of the flights to Qatar.



With a vision to be a leading player in the East Mediterranean region, TUS Airways currently operates the highest number of flights of any airline between Larnaca and Tel Aviv. In addition, TUS Airways will begin offering nonstop flights from Larnaca to Heraklion in Crete for the first time in its history, as from 16 December 2022. As a proud bearer of the Cypriot flag, the airline aims to offer a seamless travel experience for both Cypriots and international travellers to the island alike as it underpins the air travel and tourism sectors of this beautiful island.

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