Ryanair to begin offering low-cost flights to Israel

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Posted: Jul 07, 2015 8:15 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Europe's low-cost airline Ryanair says it will start its first cheap flights in and out of Israel in November.

The Irish budget airline said Tuesday it will offer twice-weekly flights between Israel's Ovda airport near Eilat and Budapest, Kaunas, and Krakow. The company plans to serve 40,000 customers each year.

Ryanair says its first Israeli flights will go on sale Thursday. The November and December flights will be available for two days at a special price starting at $32, or 29.99 euros.

Israel will be the 31st country Ryanair serves. The company, which is trying to expand to other Middle East destinations, said it is continuing to negotiate with Israeli authorities to add more routes.