Tourism TUS Airways gets nod for Israel-Qatar flights during World Cup By Reuters November 20, 2022 SOPA Images/Igor Golovniov FIFA announced last week that Qatar would admit the first direct flights from Israel for the World Cup Cyprus-based TUS Airways has received final permission to operate non-stop flights to Qatar from Israel during the soccer World Cup, a source at TUS told Reuters on Friday. In all, TUS will operate six flights between Tel Aviv and Doha, beginning on Sunday, the source said. FIFA announced last week that Qatar would admit the first direct flights from Israel for the World Cup, on which Palestinians could also travel, but final details needed to be worked out. TUS Airways is a subsidiary of Israel’s Knafaim Holdings Ltd.. Israel has also sent diplomats to help its citizens attending the World Cup in Qatar as the countries find a measure of accommodation for the soccer tournament despite having no formal relations. UAE’s low-cost Flydubai and Qatar Airways will fly up to 120 match-day shuttle flights in and out of DWC every day between November 20 and December 19, the UAE state-owned WAM news agency earlier reported. The World Cup final on December 18 is due to be watched by 80,000 fans in the Lusail stadium and a television audience that could pass one billion people.