Low-cost Hungarian airline Wizz Air has reported an 82 percent increase in the number of routes offered into Israel since it began operating in the country during 2012. Since its launch into the Israeli market, over 1.6 million passengers have flown on Wizz Air routes to and from Israel.

In 2017, so far over 855,000 passengers have been transported on 22 routes from central and Eastern European cities into Ben Gurion Airport and Ovda Airports, positioning Wizz Air as the third largest airline in terms of capacity, according to a company spokesperson. The latest routes on offer are from London Luton, Craiova, Timisoara, Lubin, Varna, Kosice and Prague. In 2018, the airline’s planned expansion will see around 1.3 million seats offered on flights to and from Israel, across 22 routes to 17 destinations, in nine European countries.