The national airline of Iceland, Icelandair, will start operating direct and regular flights to Tel Aviv from Keflavík Airport, for the first time this Thursday.

The flights will take off on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Tel Aviv to Keflavík Airport at 11:10, and will last about seven and a half hours, while the flights from Keflavík to Tel Aviv will take off on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 23:55 and will last about seven hours. With the launch of the line to Tel Aviv, this will actually be the company’s longest line.

The company has a fleet of 45 aircraft and will operate the flights to Tel Aviv with a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The airline will allow a stopover in Iceland at no extra charge on the way or return for up to one week, on all types of flight tickets. Keflavík Airport is about 50 km from the capital city and can be reached by available and cheap public transport.