Ryanair announces Israel flights as it celebrates 30th anniversary

Ryanair announces Israel flights as it celebrates 30th anniversary

Ryanair is to bring its low-cost flights to Israel for the first time in November.

The Irish carrier is to start services from Eilat to Budapest, Kaunas and Krakow – with others from the country to follow.

The airline hopes to carry 40,000 passengers on the three routes in the first year with six weekly return flights from Eilat Ovda airport.

One-way fares start at €29.99 for travel in November and December for bookings made by midnight on Friday

Ryanair chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, said: “We are continuing to negotiate with the Israeli authorities and we look forward to growing our Israeli route network in the future.”

The expansion came as the carrier put one million seats on sale for €19.85 to mark the 30th anniversary of Ryanair’s first flight from Waterford to Gatwick tomorrow (Wednesday).

The discounted rates across the network are available for booking from Wednesday until midnight on Sunday and cover travel between September and January.

Chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: “Wednesday, 8th July marks the 30th anniversary of Ryanair’s first flight from Waterford to Gatwick and to celebrate and thank our customers, we’re going back to 1985 – with one million seats on sale for just €19.85.

“Ryanair revolutionised and democratised air travel in Europe and 30 years on, we have grown to become Europe’s biggest airline, carrying 100 million people annually between 30 countries.”

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