easyJet to launch Tel Aviv-Milan route

The low cost carrier will operate three weekly flights to Milan Malpensa from March 2014.

Low-cost carrier easyJet plc (LSE:EZJ) will operate four weekly flights to Milan starting March 2014. Tickets for easyJet's Tel Aviv-Milan Malpensa route will go on sale from December 18 2013 on the company's website and easyJet’s mobile application. The carrier has not yet quoted any fares.

easyJet’s announcement that it is launching Tel Aviv-Milan flights follows announcements in the past few weeks that it is launching three weekly flights to London Gatwick starting April 1 2014, and three weekly flights to Berlin starting February 4, 2014.

Tel Aviv-Milan will be the 8th route easyJet operates from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Currently easyJet offers flights from Tel Aviv to London Luton (up to 11 frequencies per week), Manchester (2-3 a week), Geneva (5 times a week), Basel (4 times a week), Rome (twice a week) and the new lines to be launched to Berlin and Gatwick.

easyJet UK commercial manager Hugh Aitken said, "easyJet is a long term committed partner of the Israeli economy and tourism industry. We are pleased and proud to make Europe more accessible to Israeli business and leisure passengers with our eighth direct flight route to Tel Aviv. We are confident that this new route will become as popular as the other routes we successfully operate to and from Israel."

The new routes that will begin operating in 2014 will make easyJet the second largest foreign carrier operating out of Ben Gurion Airport.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on December 12, 2013

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