Irish low-cost airline, Ryanair have again officially stated that they desire to start flights from Europe to Tel Aviv, Israel. Following the news we broke in December that Ryanair were rumored to be interested in starting up to 40 flight routes from Tel Aviv, Ryanair’s deputy chief executive Michael Cawley told the Times of London in an interview that “Israel has phenomenal potential.” The delay in the take-off of Ryanair’s Tel Aviv flights seems to be government policy to protect the largest Israeli airline, EL AL. As Cawley stated, the Israeli government is “having difficulty, conceptually, in saying: ‘We want to open up the market completely.’”
Ryanair confirmed that they want to start flights to Tel Aviv
Ryanair are famous for their super-low cost fares, and their entry to the Israeli market would increase accessibility from Western Europe where, although low-cost fares do exist, the price of flights is still high compared to many other destinations.