British low-cost carrier easyJet asked the Israeli authorities for permission to launch a new route, Tel Aviv – Amsterdam, in the winter, “Yedioth Ahronoth”, reports. easyJet already operates flights to 20 destinations from Amsterdam, which it recently expanded into one of its hub bases.
Senior managers from the air company visited Israel in January for meetings with Israel Airport Authority officials and tourism representatives. easyJet Israel commercial manager Neil Slaven said at the time that market research conducted in Israel indicated the need for a route between Tel Aviv and Amsterdam.
easyJet operates nine routes from Ben Gurion airport and will fly about half a million passengers in 2015 on 37 weekly departures to London (Gatwick), London (Luton), Manchester, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Milan, Berlin, and Paris.