Over 340,000 passengers flew easyJet to Tel Aviv in 2013 on its existing services from Luton, Manchester, Rome Fiumicino, Geneva, Basel-Mulhouse and Berlin and easyJet has also added flights to Tel Aviv from Milan Malpensa recently.
With the new flights from London Gatwick, which have been launched thanks to the Open Skies agreement of last year to boost air links with Israel, easyJet now expects to fly over half a million passengers to Tel Aviv each year.
Cath Lynn, easyJet’s Group Director of Markets, Network and Pricing said:
“easyJet is fully committed to strengthening the connections between the UK, Europe and Israel and offering a second London airport will help us do that. We are the second largest non-Israeli carrier operating in Israel and have seen strong growth since we launched our flights to Tel Aviv in 2009. Tel Aviv is a fast growing tourist destination that can not only provide a relaxed beach break but also offers a modern, vibrant city which is brimming with cultural and historical treasures.