UK Billionaire Branson Kisses Ground Upon Arrival In Israel

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Richard Branson kiss the ground as he arrive to Ben Gurion airport to inaugurate the start of Virgin Atlantic airline in Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Jerusalem (VosIzNeias) – Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire co-founder of multinational venture capital conglomerate the Virgin Group, is visiting this week the state of Israel to inaugurate the airline’s new route from London Heathrow to Ben-Gurion Airport.

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Branson, who kissed the ground after landing in Tel Aviv on Wednesday told reporters that Israel is a country of “great entrepreneurs doing incredible things”.

The five-hour flight – the company’s shortest from the UK – will operate on Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft and offer in excess of 180,000 seats per year across all classes between Tel Aviv and Heathrow.

Branson is also set to meet Israeli entrepreneurs and startups to make a five-minute pitch to Branson.

Richard Branson arrives to Ben Gurion airport to inaugurate the start of Virgin Atlantic airline in Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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PaulinSaudi
PaulinSaudi
4 years ago

Strange behavior. Does he do this with every new route for his airline?

Ngugi Ndegwa
4 years ago

Comment:May Israel open up for more business ventures

Lanrey Van Shiver
Lanrey Van Shiver
4 years ago

Kissing ground?

Lucky Ndolo
Lucky Ndolo
4 years ago

Comment: Not a strange gesture especially if he is a Christian. Israel is significant to Christians as it is insignificant to/according to Muslims.

Esther
Esther
4 years ago

Paul,don’t feign ignorance.

Prince Joshua
Prince Joshua
4 years ago

Comment:I will do the same when I touch down the Israeli land

Nachum
Nachum
4 years ago

Paulin Saudi- Don’t you kiss the ground, every time that you come to your beloved country of residence, Saudi Arabia?