Israeli and foreign airlines continue to update their routes for the summer season of 2018 and the winter season 2018/2019.
Airline «Israair» for the first time in Israel’s history will open direct flights between airport Ben Gurion and Tirana the capital of Albania.
Agreement «Israair» with the authorities of Albania, it was reported in December 2017, however, official confirmation of the Israeli regulators was published only on Thursday, 8 February, during the visit to Israel of Minister of tourism of Albania, Blendi Klosi.
Albania hopes that the country will be visited by about 50 thousand Israeli tourists a year. Flights will begin on April 13 and will operate twice a week.
The company «El al», in January 2018 announced direct flights to San Francisco, said in early February that the service route will begin on November 18 of this year and will be carried out three times a week aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The «Arkia» has announced the release of the route tel Aviv-Bangkok for the first time and will compete with «El-La» in the far East. In July-August, the company will carry out two flights a week and three flights a week. To serve the flights will be specially rented for this purpose the Boeing 767-300.
Cypriot airline TUSair announced in the summer season to do flights from Israel to the Greek island of Kefalonia. The route will be served from 3 August to 26 October.
French airline ASL Airlines will increase the existing competition on the route tel Aviv-Paris from July 3rd of this year. The company will carry out two flights a week with Boeing 737-700. The cost of a ticket with a carry-on from us $ 295, with a suitcase, from 355 dollars.
The Rwandan airline, RwandAir talks about the beginning of direct flights between tel Aviv and the capital of Rwanda Kigali. At the moment the company carries out a tender in search of a representative of its interests in Israel, which should be completed on 3 March this year.
The Minister of tourism of Israel Yariv Levin announced the negotiations on the opening of direct flights between Israel and Brazil and to increase the number of new routes to China.
Meanwhile, superbyudzhetnym Irish airline Ryanair has announced the inclusion in the map of the routes of the airports of Amman and Aqaba in Jordan. In particular, located near the Israeli Eilat Aqaba will be carried out flights of four European cities.