Directive for Reimbursement of Flight Operators operating Direct Flights to Eilat
The Israel Ministry of Tourism wishes to encourage direct flights between different countries and Eilat, in the framework of its efforts to promote tourism to Israel.
Eilat enjoys warm temperatures all-year-round and low humidity, as well as lovely beaches and beautiful natural landscapes thanks to its Red Sea locale. Situated on a sole land bridge between Asia and Africa, Eilat is the southernmost point of Israel. A beautiful coral reef runs along the Red Sea’s shores and serene granite mountains form the impressive backdrop of the city.
A short drive from Eilat, between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, lies the Desert Land. The area consists of diverse attractions and nature reserves, such as the Timna Valley with its King Solomon’s Pillars and the nature phenomenon of Ramon Crater. The Desert Land provides endless possibilities of nature, relaxation and extreme sports activities.
Eilat's economy relies heavily on tourism. Therefore, the Ministry is interested in promoting direct flights from other countries to Eilat, in order to increase the number of foreign tourists arriving to the city.
For this purpose, the Ministry will participate in the costs of operating direct flights to Eilat, as detailed in the following Directive.
This Directive applies to flights operated from September 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, with the exception of September 23-30, 2018 and April 19–26, 2019.