Budget airline Wizz Air is to open up a regular flight from Luton to the Israeli resort of Eilat from the autumn, in a move that will excite Britain’s Jewish community.
The new route to the southern Israeli city, which launches on 28 October, was announced by the Israel Tourist Board on Tuesday, and is the first direct flight to the hotel hotspot since airline Monarch folded in 2017.
Wizz Air’s latest addition comes after the airline announced flights from Luton to the Israeli cosmopolitan hub of Tel Aviv last year. A spokesman said: “The new flight route makes Eilat and Israel even more accessible to the UK market.”
Eilat is on the Red Sea near Jordan and is known for its snorkelling and diving, with its coral beach nature reserve and underwater observatory.