Low cost UK airline easyJet plc (LSE: EJC) will offer 11 weekly flights in each direction between Tel Aviv and London Luton starting October 27, up from the current nine weekly flights.
The carrier yesterday published its winter 2013/2014 schedule, and also announced that following the successful inauguration of Tel Aviv-Manchester flights last November, the route will be operated year round.
easyJet began the Luton-Tel Aviv route in 2009 and the flights proved popular so that the seven weekly flights were increased to nine last November. The carrier also operates four weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Geneva and four weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Basel, while Tel Aviv-Manchester flights began last November.
The new winter schedule offers12.5% capacity increase on the Tel Aviv-London route and 20% capacity increase on Tel Aviv-Manchester route.
Starting fares - one way (tax included) from October 27 are Tel Aviv-Luton £57.50; Luton - Tel Aviv £88; Tel Aviv - Manchester £36; Manchester - Tel Aviv £84.50.
easyJet’s UK and Israel commercial manager Hugh Aitken said, "easyJet is a strategic committed partner of the Israeli tourism industry and we are pleased to bring more visitors to Israel. We aspire to expand our service from Tel Aviv with more European destinations, once the Open Sky agreement is implemented."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on March 28, 2013
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