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Overwhelming customer demand strengthens Manchester link with Israel

Extended low cost direct flights to Tel Aviv from Manchester Airport, the first low cost airline to operate flights to Tel Aviv, has announced its Manchester-based service will continue flights to Israel through to 2010 and additionally, due to customer demand, flight frequency will increase to twice weekly from 22nd March – 28th October 2010.

Originally launched in May 2009, experienced an overwhelming demand for the Tel Aviv route from holidaymakers and the north’s Jewish community, all keen to take advance of this direct northern link.

With flights now on sale from just £99.99 one way including taxes, is offering the lowest ever fares and an unbeatable direct service to the popular city. Flights will depart from Manchester Airport on Monday and Thursdays at 10am and return from Tel Aviv 6.15pm. is also offering package holidays to Tel Aviv with choices of 5* accommodation.

Pini Shani, Deputy Director Marketing Administration & Director Overseas Department, Israel Ministry of Tourism commented: “It is fantastic news that the Tel Aviv flights will be available throughout 2010 and the increased frequency will be a massive appeal to business and leisure travellers alike from the north.

“This welcome investment into tourism to Israel will undoubtedly be of benefit to the consumer and strengthen links between the north of England and Tel Aviv.”

Tel Aviv is a thriving and cosmopolitan beach city that makes an exciting holiday destination. With buzzing nightlife, cafe culture, shopping, beautiful beach and a historic old town, the city offers a sophisticated break suitable for all.

Boss of, Philip Meeson said: “ is the only airline operator to offer a direct service to Tel Aviv from the north of England and the route has proved to be an important gateway for the north’s Jewish community to one of Israel’s largest cities.

“We listened to our customers and have increased the frequency of the route for 2010 – we are in an unrivalled position to offer both the lowest ever fares and fastest service into Israel. Tel Aviv is an extremely popular destination and we are confident there will be a huge demand for this service.”

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