Saturday, 23 January 2010

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Friday, 24 July 2009

El Al to Introduce Low-Cost Flights

10-20% of seats on El Al flights to Europe will soon be sold on a low-cost model similar to that of Easyjet and Air Berlin, two low-cost airlines who have recently decided to start flying to Israel.

El Al will designate a certain area of the economy cabin of its aircraft flying short haul routes to super-low fares. The low-cost fares will mean that a base fare for flights to Europe will be $199 USD although travellers will have to pay for other services on top of this.

Estimated extra costs:

Luggage check in: $10 per suitcase

Hot meal: $10

Breakfast, including coffee: $6

Light meals and snacks: $3-4

Hot and cold beverages: $1.5-2

Sandwich: $5

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Easyjet to Land in Tel Aviv

News just in that leading British low cost airline Easyjet will launch six times weekly flights from London Luton Airport to Tel Aviv from this November. We covered speculation about Easyjet starting flights to Israel earlier in the year and it is great to hear that they have come true!

Flights will start on November 2, with fares starting at £71.98 one way.

More news when we get it here!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

US Airways flights from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv

The American carrier U.S. Airways is commencing service between the United States and Israel. Today it inaugurates a regular line, flying nonstop between Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport and Philadelphia.

The airline will be flying Airbus 330 jets. The line between Philadephia and Tel Aviv will be one of the longest that U.S. Airways flies, more than 9,000 kilometers.


A sample price, in coach class, leaving Tel Aviv July 13 and returning from Philadelphia on July 30, costs $1,651 for the round-trip, including taxes. In August, however, the prices will be rising. For instance, a trip on August 8, returning on August 28, will cost $1,700 round-trip.

What's certain is that the arrival of U.S. Airways will intensify competition on direct routes between Israel and the U.S. At present the line is flown by El Al, Delta Airlines and Continental. Several European airlines also fly between Israel and America, with stops in Europe.

U.S. Airways is the fifth biggest airline in the U.S. It is a partner in the aviation chain Star Alliance. The carrier operates out of Philadelphia, which is a major business center and travel hub in its own right: Israelis can catch flights from there to 175 other destinations U.S. Airways reaches in the U.S., Canada, central America and the Caribbean islands.

In honor of the new line, U.S. Airways chairman and CEO Doug Parker will be visiting Israel.

By the way, as the plane lands in Tel Aviv for the first time, it will be greeted with jets of water, as is the custom at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

In other travel sector news, the Israel Association of Travel Agents is being investigated by the Antitrust Authority. The association for its part complains that the trustbuster has been ignoring its complaints over the years of a cartel between carriers.

The Antitrust Authority suspects the travel agents tried to reach illegal understandings with foreign airlines, allowing them to raise prices of tickets online and at their call centers. Not so, say the agents. "The claim that travel agents could affect competition is ludicrous," said a top official at the association.

Article: Haaretz

Monday, 25 May 2009

Fly to Tel Aviv, Israel with British Airways from London

is the UK's largest airline. They began flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv long ago and now operate two daily flights plus an third flight on Thursday to Tel Aviv and Friday back to London. Aircraft vary between Boeing 767 and 777 with three and four class configurations. All flights have economy, premium economy, and business class.

You can visit the website or see below for further information. For news on the BA route to Tel Aviv, click here.

Flight times for the British Airways London to Tel Aviv route.

From London Heathrow (Terminal 5) to Ben Gurion Airport
BA165 Dep: 08:30 Arr: 15:10 Boeing 777 (4 class aprox. 220 seats)
BA163 Dep: 22:30 Arr: 05:30 Boeing 767 (3 class aprox. 200 seats)
BA167 Dep: 13:55 Arr 20:40 Boeing 767/777 - Thursday only

From Ben Gurion Airport (Terminal 3) to London Heathrow
BA162 Dep: 07:05 Arr: 11:35 Boeing 767 (3 class aprox. 200 seats)
BA164 Dep: 17:05 Arr: 20:20 Boeing 777 (4 class aprox. 220 seats)
BA166 Dep: 12:50 Arr 16:05 Boeing 767/777 - Friday only


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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Fly to Tel Aviv, Israel with Jet2.com from Manchester

Jet2.com is a UK low-cost airline. They began flights from Manchester Airport to Tel Aviv in May 2009, with one weekly flight on Thursday. From October 2009, there will be a second weekly flight on Sunday. Aircraft used on the route are Boeing 757 with approximately 220 seats with a one-class configuration.

You can visit the Jet2.com website or see below for further information. For news on the BA route to Tel Aviv, click here.

Flight times for the Jet2.com Manchester to Tel Aviv route.

From Manchester Airport (Terminal 1) to Ben Gurion Airport
LS907 Dep: 10:00 Arr: 17:10 Boeing 757 (Thursdays)

From Ben Gurion Airport to Manchester Airport
LS908 Dep: 18:10 Arr: 21:30 Boeing 757 (Thursdays)


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Fly to Tel Aviv, Israel with BMI from London

BMI is the UK's second largest airline. They began flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv in March 2008 with one flight a day. After announcing the route launch was their most successful ever, a second daily flight would began in March 2009, and the aircraft used on the route are now Airbus A330 with a four class configuration including Premium Economy. This aircraft has around 200 seats. Passengers flying Business Class are able to have a free chauffeur to the airport.

You can visit the website or see below for further information. For news on the route to Tel Aviv, click here.

Flight times for the BMI London to Tel Aviv route.

From London Heathrow (Terminal 1) to Ben Gurion Airport
BD761 Dep: 11:15 Arr: 18:05 Airbus A330 (4 class aprox. 200 seats)
BD763 Dep: 21:55 Arr:05:00 Airbus A330 (4 class aprox. 200 seats)

From Ben Gurion Airport (Terminal 3) to London Heathrow
BD762 Dep: 06:30 Arr: 10:00 Airbus A330 (4 class aprox. 200 seats)
BD764 Dep: 18:20 Arr: 22:50 Airbus A330 (4 class aprox. 200 seats)


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