Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

Ryanair Takes ‘Summer Break’ From Israel to increase number of flights next winter

The low-cose carrier will operate 8 weekly flights to Eilat from November with the launch of the Bratislava route.

Ryanair to launch Eilat flights in November


Low-cost carrier RyanAir will expand its flight schedule to Israel in November. Meanwhile, the Irish airline is temporarily suspending flights to and from Israel.

In an announcment released over the weekend, the carrier said that it was halting flights until the fall, when flights resume to Ovda for the 2015/16 winter season.

Ryanair will operate two weekly flights each to: Kovna, Lithuania; Budapest, Hungary; and Cracow, Poland; and will also add two weekly flights to a new destination – Bratislava, Slovakia. Prices begin from €25 in each direction, while the Israeli government adds a €45 payment to Ryanair for each foreign passenger.

Last season, which began November 5 and ended last week, Ryanair flew 35, 498 passengers on 242 flights between Ovda Airfield near Eilat and Krakow, Budapest and Kovno in Europe.

Ryanair will switch flights from Ovda to Ramon Airport in Timna, 18 kilometers north of Eilat, when the airport opens in 2017.

The Ireland-based company has said that it would like to fly a route between Tel Aviv and Dublin, which has no direct connection at this time.



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