Ministry lures charter airlines to Eilat

The new procedure's main effort will be concentrated in enlarging the flights that arrive in Eilat from new destinations.

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The Tourism Ministry will this month introduce a new procedure to encourage aerial communications between Israel and international charter carriers for the year of 2008 in a move which is expected to boost flights to Eilat. The new procedure, Security Net, aims to encourage tourism wholesalers, airline and tourism companies in Israel and abroad, to operate more flights to Israel. The new procedure's main effort will be concentrated in enlarging the flights that arrive in Eilat from new destinations. The Tourism ministry plans to assist solely charter flights and tourism operators from new destinations as well as veteran companies that will launch new routes to Eilat and will market vacation packages in the southern city. The Security Net program will include benefits such as compensation of up to 15,000 Euro, or 30 percent of the plane's capacity, in case a certain amount of the seats was not sold.