13% increase in foreign flights expected for winter season

November 7, 2010 17:46

The Transportation Ministry announced Sunday that it anticipated a 13 percent increase in foreign airlines' flights into and out of Israel in the upcoming months.

According to the Ministry, the Civil Aviation Authority granted permission for a total of 53 foreign carriers to operate regular passenger flights in and out of the country in the 2010-2011 winter season, enabling a total of 370 weekly flights. Not included in those figures are flights operated by Israeli airlines El Al, Arkia and Israir.

Six new companies will begin operating out of Israel in the upcoming season, among them German Wings, Spanair, Air Ukraine, Danish carrier Cimber Sterling, Armenian carrier Armavia and Easy Jet.

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