EasyJet plane. Encouraged by ticket sales
The senior management of Britain's biggest airline EasyJet, which is one of the biggest airlines in Europe, will arrive in Israel on November 2 ahead of the launching of the company's new service from London's Luton Airport to Tel Aviv.
The company offers low cost flights, with passengers required to pay an additional fee for traditional services.
The company will operate six weekly flights from London to Tel Aviv. The flight from London will leave at 11:30 am and land in Tel Aviv at 6:35 pm, while the flight to London will leave 50 minutes later and land in London at 11:05 pm (local time).
An efficient solution for kashrut observers accustomed to carrying canned food in their suitcases: A large variety of main courses, side dishes and deserts, which are frozen, packed in a special picnic box and can last through flights of up to 12 hours
Last week, EasyJet presented its special kosher menu for the Tel Aviv-London service, which includes egg mayonnaise and tomato sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, mozzarella and tomato Panini, and a muffin or chocolate orange mini cake.
The kosher meal will be provided by Hermolis, a local Jewish company based in North West London, and will be priced the same as EasyJet’s standard menu on its other flights, with sandwiches from £3.50 (about $5.60).
Airline officials said last week that they were encouraged by the ticket sales, claiming that the plane occupancy was expected to be significantly higher than on regular airlines operating on the same route. According to the company, the occupancy is expected to reach 90%.
The company began selling tickets about two months ago with fares beginning at about £102 for a two-way ticket ($163). Passengers can also buy a one-way ticket for a particularly low price: £30.99 ($49.5) to London and £71.99 ($115) to Tel Aviv. The difference between the fares stems from the higher port taxes in London.
The British airline has also submitted a request to fly to Tel Aviv from Paris and Madrid as well. The ticket fares are expected to be similar to the prices on the Tel Aviv-London route, with the differences stemming from the port tax rates.