Getting to Eilat just got cheaper. Something I'd love to do one day, but only when there's peace and Israel ends the apartheid of Palestine.
Feb 1 Ryanair is adding 15 new routes between Europe and Israel to cater for Europeans seeking a milder climate in the winter, the Irish low-cost carrier said on Wednesday.
Europe's largest airline entered the Israeli market in late 2015 with seasonal flights between October and March from Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow in Poland and Kaunas in Lithuania to Ovda Airport, which is north of the Red Sea resort Eilat.
Ryanair said these routes, which came after Israel signed an Open Skies agreement with the European Union in 2012, were "performing well". The deal has led to a 30 percent increase in flights to Tel Aviv the past three years.
From October 2017, Ryanair will add twice weekly flights to Ovda Airport from Baden Baden, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan and Polish cities Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan.