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August 10, 2017 10:07 am

Low-Cost European Carrier Wizz Air Ramps Up Expansion in Israel

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JNS.org – Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost airline, Wednesday announced the continuation of its expansion in Israel, with four new low-fare routes set to fly directly to the Jewish state’s southernmost city of Eilat.

The new routes will provide service to Eilat from Riga (Latvia), Katowice (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic) and Bucharest (Romania) beginning in the winter of 2017.

The routes will supplement 18 other connections that are already offered by the low-cost European carrier to Tel Aviv and Eilat. Tickets for the new flights are already on sale.

“Today’s announcement is further underlining WIZZ’s commitment to the Israeli market and its continuous expansion since the first WIZZ flight from Tel Aviv in 2012,” the airline said in a statement, attributing the expansion to “growing demand” for its services in the Israeli marketplace.

In 2017, WIZZ will offer 12 new services from Tel Aviv and Eilat, expanding its flights from Israel to 22 routes in 9 countries throughout Europe.

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