13 MARCH 2017


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Article from BTNews 13 MARCH 2017

Israel seeks Eilat flights

A new directive designed to assist airlines interested in launching new routes to Eilat’s Ovda Airport has been issued by the Israeli government as part of its programme to encourage more visitors to the Red Sea city.

The directive will be applied from 15 October this year to 29 March next year as part of a scheme worth up to €45 per passenger travelling to Ovda.  

Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) director-general Amir Halevi, director general of the IMOT said: “The ministry is interested in promoting direct flights from other countries to Eilat, to increase the number of foreign visitors arriving to the city.”

Eilat, the southernmost point of Israel, is being positioned as an ideal conference and incentive destination as well as attractive to tourists, with warm temperatures and low humidity year round, beaches and natural landscapes thanks to its Red Sea location. 

Airlines eligible for the passenger rebate will need to operate a series of 16 rotations or up to 50 rotations from each destination. Interested parties will need to submit the proposal submission form by 15 July 2017.

For more details, contact Sharon E. Bershadsky on SharonE@goisrael.gov.il

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