Published On: Wed, Aug 9th, 2017

Wizz Air to launch four routes from Eilat, Israel to Eastern Europe

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air launch four routes from Ovda in southern Israel to Bucharest, Prague, Riga and Katowice.

Wizz Air is launching four new routes from Ovda near Eilat to Bucharest (Romania),  Prague (Czech Republic), Riga (Latvia) and Katowice (Poland). The Hungarian low-cost airline already offers 18 routes to and from Israel.

Tickets starting from NIS 89 ($25) for a one-way ticket to Bucharest on October 29 are already on sale. To Katowice, tickets starting from NIS 129 ($36) will be available from October 30. To Riga, beginning October 31 start from NIS 154 ($43) and to Prague also for NIS 154 ($43)  starting from November 2.

Wizz Air communications manager Sorina Ratz said, “Today we further continue our massive expansion in Israel bringing exciting news for all our Israeli customers, underlining once again Wizz Air’s commitment to the country. We are delighted to announce four more routes to commence this autumn from Eilat Ovda airport to Riga, Katowice, Prague and Bucharest and bring even more truly affordable travel opportunities for Israelis to discover some of the most popular routes to Central and Eastern Europe. With more than 70% seat capacity increase in 2017 across our 22 Israeli routes, we continue to stimulate tourism industry, as well as trade and business links between the countries. The whole Wizz team looks forward to welcoming our customers on the board of one of the youngest fleets in Europe and to continuing to grow our Israeli network throughout Europe.”

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said, “I congratulate Wizz Air on their decision to deepen their activities in Israel and open new routes from Europe to Eilat. I am pleased that the collaboration between them and the Israel Tourism Ministry has been further intensified. This is a great vote of confidence in the Israeli tourism product and proof that the Eilat directive, which we initiated to encourage tourism to the resort, is yielding results.”

Nearly 355,000 passengers have already flown on Wizz Air flights to and from Israel in 2017. The carrier is expanding network from Israel to 22 routes in 9 countries across Europe and offering more than 800,000 seats on sale until the end of this year.

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