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Ryanair drops policy to charge for carry-on luggage only to & from Israel

Low-cost Irish airline says reversal of its ‘pay’ policy reached over Israeli airports’ ‘problematic’ security measures will begin Jan. 20th.

By Ariel Whitman and Israel Hayom Staff


Ireland’s low-cost carrier Ryanair on Thursday reversed a controversial policy to charge passengers flying to and from Israel, and only Israel, a fee for carry-on luggage.

Passengers on Ryanair flights to and from Israeli airports will now be allowed the same rights as passengers in other countries to bring two free cabin bags – one wheeled and one small – to the gate, subject to airport security regulations.

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Irish airline Ryanair begins 7 new Europe to Israel routes starting at $22


Expanding services to Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport, low-cost Ryanair airline boosts operations in Israel with tickets as low as $22.
• Tourism minister: Reduce ticket costs will promote tourism from  new routes including Warsaw, Budapest, Milan and Baden-Baden.

By Ilan Gattegno


Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair officially released their new flight schedule for the current winter season on Wednesday, with 19 regular routes to Israel. Seven new routes will service Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, and eight new destinations will join the four existing routes servicing Eilat’s Ovda Airport, which fly to Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow and Kaunas.

Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport, terminal 3 reception hall.

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Undeterred by war, Ryanair seeks to transform Israel into hub for low-cost flights

Despite current military conflict, Ryanair management blames Jerusalem’s bureaucracy & the gov’t’s determination to protect El Al from foreign competition for the delay in entering Israel’s market.


Low-cost airline Ryanair wants to launch an “Israeli version” of the Irish company and turn Israel into one of its hubs, CEO Michael O’Leary told the Irish Independent newspaper.

A Ryanair jet

A Ryanair jet. – Photo: Bloomberg

Ryanair is Europe’s largest low-cost airline, and it has already said that it intends to start flying to and from Israel. O’Leary says the company has great aspirations for Israel, and promised Israel’s tourism minister last year that the company would bring Israel 4-5 million tourists a year.

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