easyJet has announced it will launch flights from Gatwick to Tel Aviv from 1 April 2014.
The services will be the airline’s third route into the Israeli city in addition to its Manchester and Luton services.
Flights will run three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and are in response to new customer feedback.
“Our research, in conjunction with the Jewish News, has helped us better understand why passengers choose Tel Aviv and informed us about what they enjoyed about their trip. The most striking finding was the destination’s growing popularity with young travellers who viewed it as a relaxing, beach destination to visit.One of the reasons for launching new flights from London Gatwick is because Tel Aviv’s appeal as a popular leisure destination has been growing,” said Hugh Aitken, UK commercial manager at easyJet.
“Almost 100,000 passengers travelled from both London Luton and Manchester with easyJet in the past year,” he added.