First International Flight Touches Down in New Eilat Airport
RyanAir operated three flights, to Poznan, Poland and round-trip from Prague, Czech Republic from the new Eilat Ramon Airport on Monday
Adi Pick | 10:44 05.03.2019
Six weeks after its official opening, the first international flights have landed in Eilat’s new Ramon Airport. On Monday, Irish low-cost carrier RyanAir has operated three flights, to Poznan, Poland and round-trip from Prague, Czech Republic from the new Eilat Ramon Airport. Located 18 kilometers north of Eilat, an Israeli Red Sea resort town, and the country’s most southern city.
The new airport will serve as an international gateway to southern Israel and the Red Sea, to increase tourism from Europeans flocking south for winter, and provide an alternative to Israel’s main international airport in Tel Aviv during times of conflict. Ramon airport will lead to a “huge change in Israel's accessibility”, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the airport’s inauguration ceremony in January. The airport is needed for “important strategic capabilities at normal times and, as much as is needed, during times of emergency," Netanyahu added.