May 18, 2024

Ryanair to resume Israel flights

Ryanair will resume operations to and from Tel Aviv from June 3.

It confirmed the plans after Ben Gurion International Airport agreed to re-open low-cost Terminal 1.

Ryanair had initially restarted flights to Ben Gurion at the start of February but suspended them again at the end of the month after a dispute with the airport. Ryanair complained it was being forced to use Terminal 3, where the fees are higher.

It will operate 40 Tel Aviv flights per week to and from Athens, Bari, Berlin, Budapest, Malta, Milan and Paphos. 

Other major European airlines, who had suspended services in October due to the conflict in Gaza, have also resumed flights to and from Israel.

British Airways brought back flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport on April 1 but with a reduced service of one daily flight four days a week.

EasyJet restarted Israel routes on March 25, returning to its schedule from London Luton, Amsterdam, Berlin, Basel, Geneva and Milan.

Some airlines have already resumed flights to Israel but Virgin Atlantic is planning to bring back its Tel Aviv service in September.