All three weekly flights will be aboard Airbus 320, which can seat 180 passengers
British low cost airline Easy Jet (easyJet plc) announced last week the inauguration of the Tel Aviv-Basel route, with three weekly flights on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Fares begin at €35.90 (about NIS 170) one-way.
The flights leave Ben Gurion Airport’s Terminal 1 at 1:40 pm and arrive in Basel at 5:20 p.m. The return flights depart at 7:55 a.m. and arrive in Tel Aviv at 12:55 p.m. All flights will be aboard Airbus 320, which can seat 180 passengers.
In addition to the Basel flights, easyJet is also expanding its route between Ben Gurion Airport and Luton Airport north of London. Starting October, it will be offering daily flights instead of the current six flights a week. From the end of the month, easyJet will operate four weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Geneva.
EasyJet began flying to Israel in November 2009.
EasyJet is currently Britain's largest airline, and the fourth largest in Europe. The airline operates 100 routes and operates out of 50 different airports. Last year the company carried 46 million passengers.