Europe’s favorite low-cost giant, Ryanair, will start flights to Ovda Airport, 40 minutes north of Eilat in Southern Israel, in November 2015.
The Ryanair flights to Eilat’s Ovda Airport will begin from three European cities, Budapest, Hungary, Kaunas, Lithuania, and Krakow, Poland, with two weekly flights from each city during the winter of 2015. The flights will deliver 40,000 customers p.a. Ryanair’s Israeli operations will deliver: 3 new routes to Budapest (2 x weekly), Kaunas (2 x weekly) & Krakow (2 x weekly)
Ryanair customers can enjoy allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, an improved website and app with mobile boarding passes, and Ryanair’s Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for families, business and leisure travelers.
Ryanair have long been expected to start flights to Israel, and it is expected that these three routes will be the first of many. Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:“Ryanair is pleased to announce our entry into the Israeli market from November 2015, our 31st country, with three new Eilat Ovda routes to Budapest, Kaunas and Krakow, which will deliver 40,000 customers annually.
We are continuing to negotiate with the Israeli authorities and we look forward to growing our Israeli route network in the future."