Easyjet is to begin flights from Gatwick to Tel Aviv, which will be the carrier’s third UK route to the Israeli city.
The airline will start services from Gatwick on 1 April 2014, when it will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The flights will complement existing services to Tel Aviv from Luton and Manchester.
Easyjet, which is already Gatwick’s biggest airline, is expanding further at the Sussex airport after buying all Flybe’s 25 slots for £20 million.
The airline is also to temporarily increase its Manchester-Tel Aviv flights from two to three per week from 17 February - 28 April 2014.
Easyjet, which began services from Luton to Tel Aviv in November 2009, is also to add a BerlinTel Aviv route from February 2014, following the signing of an “open skies” agreement between the EU and Israel.