The Israel Airport Authority announced that the first international flight has finally landed at the new Ramon Airport in Eilat, after a Ryanair plane that departed from Poznan, Poland, landed on the new airport’s runway.

The Ramon Airport replaces the two existing airports in Eilat, Eilat City Airport and Ovda Airport, and creates an impressive new international gateway to Southern Israel and the Red Sea. The Ramon Airport is set to handle up to two million passengers a year upon opening with expansion allowing capacity of up to 4.2 million passengers by the year 2030. After opening, all domestic flights to the old Eilat City Airport from Tel Aviv and Haifa will move to the new Eilat Ramon Airport, while the airport will also begin handling low-cost and charter flights from Europe which currently land in Ovda Airport, including flights from Ryanair, WizzAir, easyJet, Transavia, SAS, Finnair, Edelweiss, and Ural Airlines.