Ryanair to start flying to Israel from November 2015
DUBLIN - No-frills airline Ryanair on Tuesday announced its first flights to Israel, with three new routes departing from Hungary, Lithuania and Poland.
The Irish carrier said it would operate six weekly flights, two each between Israel's Eilat Ovda airport and Budapest, Kaunas and Krakow.
Eilat Ovda airport is located in the south of Israel, about 60 kilometres (37 milies) from Eilat City.
"Ryanair is pleased to announce our entry into the Israeli market from November 2015, our 31st country," Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien said in a statement.
The airline forecasts that 40,000 customers will use the routes annually, adding it was in talks over introducing further flights to Israel.