Ryanair urges Israel to implement EU open skies agreement

Ryanair has called on the Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz to sign the open-skies agreement with the European Union as it wants to launch services to the country.
Although Israel has already agreed to the pact, it has delayed the final implementation due to concerns over the impact on local air carriers, especially El Al Israel Airlines.
Ryanair says it would commit to not to fly to airports in Europe that El Al serves for a period of three years should Israel sign the final agreement. EasyJet already flies into Tel Aviv and other Israeli destinations and is eager to add routes and frequencies.
Airline news, July 23 2012