Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, headquartered in Swords, Dublin, is resuming talks in Israel to operate flights from Tel Aviv to several destinations in Europe.
Ryanair which in 2014 was both the largest European airline by scheduled passengers carried, and the busiest international airline by passenger numbers, plans to operate flights at a price of €140 for a return ticket from Israel to various destinations, but it intends to start with even lower fares.
Ryanair is the largest airline in Europe by passenger numbers. In 2014, Ryanair carried more than 86 million travelers, making it the largest airline in the world by passengers (the top four airlines are American).
Ryanair's Deputy Director of Route Development Kate Sherry, who visited Israel recently said: "We want our flag in the State of Israel and we will offer you new destinations and new opportunities. Since the skies in Israel opened, we have grown by more than 15 million passengers, but unfortunately Israel is not on our route map yet."