Low-cost airline expands routes to Eilat

August 9, 2017 12:40

Currently Wizz Air has 18 routes serving both Ben-Gurion and Ovda airports.

Low-cost airline expands routes to Eilat

Wizz Air plane seen on the runway. (photo credit: COURTESY OF WIZZ AIR)

Wizz Air, a Hungarian lowcost airline based in Budapest, announced that it will operate new routes from Central and Eastern Europe to Eilat.

The routes will debut in late October and early November, connecting travelers from Riga, Katowice, Prague and Bucharest to Eilat. Fares start at NIS 89.

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Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said on Wednesday, “I congratulate Wizz Air on their decision to deepen their activities in Israel and open new routes from Europe to Eilat.

“The tourism industry is undergoing a great revolution and the expansion of Wizz Air activities is further proof of the substantial improvement in Israel’s attractiveness as a tourism destination,” Levin continued.

Incoming tourism has risen by 25% so far in 2017, according to the ministry.

Sorina Ratz, communications manager at Wizz Air, 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.”

Currently Wizz Air has 18 routes serving both Ben-Gurion Airport and Uvda Airport in Eilat. The new routes will bring the total to 22.

Wizz Air is Central and Eastern Europe’s largest lowcost airline.

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