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Monarch Airlines dives into Israeli market

If it fits in here you can take it on board sir. Weekly services to the diving haven of Eilat Ovda were launched by Monarch Airlines from London Luton on 3 December. The airline also began operations to Tel Aviv from the North London airport on the same day.

If it fits in here you can take it on board sir. Weekly services to the diving haven of Eilat Ovda were launched by Monarch Airlines from London Luton on 3 December. The airline also began operations to Tel Aviv from the North London airport on the same day.

  • Monarch Airlines began three services in the last seven days with two routes commenced from London Luton (LTN), the airline’s sixth biggest airport in terms of weekly seats. Weekly (Thursdays) flights to Eilat Ovda (VDA) and thrice-weekly operations to Tel Aviv (TLV) were both launched from the North London airport on 3 December. While the former will face no direct competition, the latter will encounter resistance from easyJet (11 times weekly) and El Al (five times weekly). On 5 December the airline launched currently its only service (flights from Manchester resume on 17 December) to the ski resort of Innsbruck (INN) from its second biggest base (in terms of weekly seats) London Gatwick (LGW). The 938-kilometre route, flying twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays), will have direct competition in the form of easyJet, British Airways and Thomson Airways, who offer a combined total of 18 weekly services. All three services will be operated by the LCC’s A320/A321 fleet. See how Tel Aviv Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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