Due to the terrorist attack in October last year, the flight, which was scheduled to resume in mid-June, will be suspended for at least a year.

“Although we really had a serious decision to restart the flight, as it was once very successful, several events took place in the region in the period that has passed since then, which shook the confidence of travellers,” the Airline’s communications manager  Zsuzsa Trubek said. As she added they are also reducing capacity from other destinations to Tel Aviv, which have been diverted to other destinations. They are hoping to resume flights from Debrecen to the Israeli capital from the end of October, but of course there is a possibility that the resumption may be delayed again.

The Airline hopes that they will fly from Debrecen to the Israeli city again from the end of October, but of course it may happen again that the restart will be delayed.

The absence of the flight will also have a negative impact on tourism in Debrecen, which has seen a very strong influx of visitors from Israel in recent years. The Aquaticum Hotel, for example, has seen hundreds of guests arriving on one flight.

Wizz Air currently flies to London, Rome, Larnaca in Cyprus, Istanbul, Antalya and Eindhoven from Debrecen, while Lufthansa flies to Munich.

Wizz Air will also operate two seasonal flights from Debrecen, Antalya, Corfu in Greece and Burgas in Bulgaria.

The latter two flights will start in mid-June and will operate until the end of September.

Tui will launch charter flights to Antalya, Turkey, as will Ibusz. Ibusz will also operate charter flights to the Greek island of Crete to Chania. Robinson Tours will operate charter flights to Bourgas in Bulgaria and Kartago Tours to Monastir in Tunisia.

Debrecen airport is expected to handle 300,000 passengers this year.


Author: Debrecen4U