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Ryanair resuming flights to Israel: Destinations

Ryanair resuming flights to Israel: Destinations Ryanair (Getty Images)

The largest European low-cost airline, Ryanair, will resume flights to Israel starting from June 3. The low-cost carrier will operate on seven routes from European airports, according to

Ryanair plans to operate 40 flights per week to Israel on seven routes from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta. There will be flights to Tel Aviv from Berlin, Budapest, Athens, Milan, Bari, and Paphos.

The resuming is possible after Ben Gurion Airport has agreed to reopen Terminal 1 for low-cost airlines, which will help reduce passenger fees.

Tel Aviv Airport closed Terminal 1 in October 2023 over the country's situation and decreased aviation traffic. All flights were mainly serviced at Terminal 3, which has higher fees.

Ryanair resumed flights to Tel Aviv in February 2024 but canceled them a few weeks later due to increased airport fees.

The airline explained the decision in a statement, saying it wants to support Ben Gurion Airport and the resuming of flights to Israel, but cannot both do that and ask passengers to pay higher fares when Ben Gurion Airport keeps Terminal 1 closed, forcing to move flights to the expensive Terminal 3, and charging fees that Ryanair never approved.

Meanwhile, another European low-cost carrier, Wizz Air, does not cancel flights to Israel over servicing at a more expensive terminal but includes all additional costs in the ticket prices for its passengers.

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