The civil aviation market continues to recover after two difficult years of the pandemic. In recent weeks, about a dozen airlines have announced new routes from Israel.
The Icelandic company Icelandair has announced the operation of the Tel Aviv-Reykjavik route during the summer season 2023 (May 10-October 29). The route will be serviced three times a week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) by Boeing 737-8 aircraft. Flight time is about 7 hours. The company promises the possibility of a convenient transfer to flights to North America.
Meanwhile, Korean Air has announced it will return to the Tel Aviv-Seoul route after a nearly three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The route will be serviced three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Flight time is about 10 hours. The cost of a round-trip flight is from 1075 dollars in the low season, and from 1920 dollars on holidays.
Astana may also appear on the map of Israeli air routes. The Kazakh company Air Astana is negotiating the start of servicing the Tel Aviv-Astana route from the summer of 2023.
On the European route, the new Italian air carrier Aeroitala has entered the Israeli market. And if it has strong competition on the Tel Aviv-Milan route (it will start serving from March 2023, the price is from $ 75), then Florence appears on the route map for the first time. Flights to the capital of Tuscany will be operated on Thursdays once a week, starting from April 6, at a price of 140-150 euros one way.
The Cypriot company TUS Airways will launch in March on the Tel Aviv-Rome route, which will serve three times a week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday). During the summer season, the company will serve routes Tel Aviv-Heraklion (Crete), as well as to the islands of Lefkada, Corfu, Rhodes. The company will also increase the frequency of flights from Tel Aviv to Dusseldorf (Germany) to three per week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday), and from Tel Aviv to Larnaca and Paphos (Cyprus) to six per week.
Hungarian low-cost airline Wizzair has joined the fight for Israeli passengers on the popular Tel Aviv-Athens route.
El Al has announced that it is extending its direct flights to Tokyo for the summer months until November.
San Dor, a subsidiary of El Al, will resume flights to Naples from March 22, 2023.
The Israeli airline Arkiya is starting to serve direct routes from Tel Aviv to Berlin, Madrid, Nice and Palma de Mallorca.
Against the backdrop of warming relations with Turkey, Israeli airlines are resuming flights to Istanbul, which since 2007 were served only by Turkish airlines. Aircraft operated by Israair and Arkiya will start flying to Istanbul in February 2023.