Ryanair on Thursday (today) announced that it will be resuming operations to and from Israel from Monday 3rd June 2024.

This includes weekly flights to and from Malta.

The decision comes following Ben Gurion International Airport’s decision to re-open low-cost Terminal 1, allowing the Irish airline to resume operations.

Ryanair had temporarily suspended flights to Tel Aviv last October due to the deteriorating situation in the region. In February, the airline had resumed flights to Tel Aviv from different cities – namely Milan and Vienna – but promptly cancelled them again on 27th February. This was primarily due to the increase in tariffs at Ben Gurion Airport, leading flights to make use of Terminal 3 instead of Terminal 1, which is more expensive for airlines. At the time, Israel Airports Authority had said that “at the current passenger volume, there is no economic justification for operating two terminals. Terminal 1 will return to activity if passenger volumes warrant so.”

The airline will now be operating 40 flights per week connecting Tel Aviv to Athens, Bari, Berlin, Budapest, Malta, Milan, and Paphos, and flights can be booked from Ryanair’s website.

“It is great news that Ben Gurion Airport is re-opening Terminal 1, which has enabled Ryanair to resume our Tel Aviv operations from Monday 3rd June, with 40 weekly flights to and from key markets such as Cyprus, Germany, Greece, and Italy,” a spokesperson for Ryanair said in the announcement.

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