The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will expand its flight schedule to Israel in November.
The low-cost carrier will operate 8 weekly flights to Eilat from November with the launch of the Bratislava route.
The Ireland-based company announced that when flights resume to Ovda for the 2015/16 winter season, the airline will operate two weekly flights each to: Kovna, Lithuania; Budapest, Hungary; and Cracow, Poland; and will also add two weekly flights to a new destination - Bratislava, Slovakia.
In the 2014/15 season, which began November 5 and ended last week, Ryanair flew 35,498 passengers on 242 flights between Ovda Airfield near Eilat and Krakow, Budapest and Kovno in Europe.
The Ireland-based company has said that it would like to fly a route between Tel Aviv and Dublin, which has no direct connection at this time.
Ryanair will switch flights from Ovda to Ramon Airport in Timna, 18 kilometers north of Eilat, when the airport opens in 2017. The Ireland-based company has said that it would like to fly a route between Tel Aviv and Dublin, which has no direct connection at this time.