Wizz Air Expands Routes From Israel to Europe
The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air is expanding the number of its weekly flights and launching three new Tel Aviv routes. It is also increasing the frequency of existing Israel routes.
Starting in June, Wizz Air will offer two flights each week from from Ben Gurion Airport to Lublin in Poland, Craiova in Romania and Kosice in Slovakia. Prices start from NIS 154 ($43) each way. It will fly twice a week. Tickets can be purchased in the Wizz Air website.
Wizz Air also announced it will increase the number of flights on its Tel Aviv – Bucharest route from four flights a week to seven a week, starting September 18.
From October 29, there will be between seven to ten weekly Tel Aviv–Budapest flights.
In a press release Wizz Air noted that since its first flights to Tel Aviv in 2012, it has flown some 1.2 million passengers to and from Israel.
Including these three new routes, Wizz Air will be offering flights to 17 destinations in nine European countries from Tel Aviv and Ovda near Eilat.
The carrier claims to be the largest low-cost airline operating in central and eastern Europe, with more than 500 routes to 40 countries, as well as the largest operating from Israel. On June 24, Wizz Air will operate four weekly flights on a new Tel Aviv-London (Luton) route.
Wizz Air plans operating additional routes from Israel for which it will receive a grant of €250,000 from the Ministry of Tourism for each destination that does not already have a direct air link to Israel.
“The low-fare travel opportunities created by Wizz in Israel will further stimulate the tourism industry and boost the trade and business links between the countries,” the company said.
More airlines on the line:
Currently 140 airlines operate flights from Israel. In the coming months 10 new carriers to begin operations from Ben Gurion Airport. Those companies includes Canadian carrier Air Transat; The Icelandic airline WOW Air, that will operate flights to Reykjavik, and connection flights to various destinations in the US; Air India; Larnaca based, Cyprus, Cobalt Air; Eurowings, based in Cologne, Germany; Palma de Majorca-based Envelop; Yarmal Airlines and Moscow-based Pegas Fly (formerly Ikar).
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