Budget airline easyJet has announced the launch of a new service from Manchester Airport to Tel Aviv in Israel.
The new route will be a twice-weekly service, with the inaugural flight taking off on 1 November and running throughout the year.
“We’re excited to be expanding our Manchester operation by launching easyJet’s first route to Tel Aviv from the north west of England,” said Ali Gayward, easyJet UK commercial manager.
“There is a very strong cultural link between the North West 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.”
Tickets for the service will go on sale from 19 April, with fares starting from £82.99 for a one-way ticket including taxes.
“The service will offer great opportunities for both British and Israeli travellers wishing to travel between two of the world’s great cities,” added Ms Gayward.
The new route makes it even easier to visit one of Europe’s great cities, but what should you do when you get there? Here’s our pick of the best places to visit in Tel Aviv.
Israel may not be the first place you would think of for a beach holiday. However, with Tel Aviv located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the beach is a must-laze-on.
As one of the big draws for tourists from within Israel, Tel Aviv’s beaches offer sun, sand and plenty of swimming in the warm waters.
Tel Aviv is a bustling metropolitan city, so it’s nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle once in a while. There’s no better place to do this than Old Jaffa.
Situated to the south of central Tel Aviv, Old Jaffa offers art galleries, shops and restaurants all within its narrow cobbled streets.
Another must-see in Tel Aviv is Yarkon Park – a huge urban park spanning 1,000 acres. With botanical gardens, sports facilities, lakes and even a zoo, Yarkon Park is perfect for a day in the sun.