Budget airline Ryanair has announced its first flights to Israel.
The three routes between Eilat Ovda Airport and Budapest, Kaunas and Krakow, will commence in November and are expected to transport 40,000 passengers a year.
There will be two weekly flights between each destination and the airline said it will continue to negotiate with Israeli authorities over future routes.
All three routes go on sale from Wednesday with fares starting from €29.99 for travel in November and December and are available for booking until midnight on Friday (10 July).
Israel will be the 31st country Ryanair serves. The company is trying to expand to other Middle East destinations.
Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce our entry into the Israeli market from November 2015, our 31st country, with three new Eilat Ovda routes to Budapest, Kaunas and Krakow, which will deliver 40,000 customers annually.
“We are continuing to negotiate with the Israeli authorities and we look forward to growing our Israeli route network in the future.
“To celebrate our 3 new Eilat Ovda routes we are releasing seats on sale from just €29.99 for travel in November and December which are available for booking from tomorrow, Wednesday 8 July until midnight Friday (10 July).”