EasyJet to expand Manchester network

EasyJet is expanding its network from Manchester with the introduction of year-round flights to Tel Aviv.


The twice-weekly service will run from November 1 with fares going on sale tomorrow (April 19) at £82.99 one way including taxes.


The budget carrier currently serves 25 destinations from Manchester airport including Berlin, Amsterdam and Athens.


The airline has carried 270,000 passengers on its first route to Tel Aviv from Luton since being launched in 2009 and has stepped up frequency to nine flights a week at peak times.


UK commercial manager Ali Gayward said: “There is a very strong cultural link between the northwest of England and Tel Aviv, with a large Jewish community in Manchester and the surrounding areas, and we hope this direct route will demonstrate our commitment to providing low cost flight options for popular routes.”


Manchester Airports Group chief commercial officer Ken O’Toole added: “EasyJet continues to grow here at Manchester and that is something we aim to support as they continue their growth plans across Europe.


“Tel Aviv is a popular destination that’s increasing in prominence and we know that it’s very popular for passengers returning to the northwest and seeing friends and family in Israel.”


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