From May 2023 a new, seasonal direct route is being added to the scheduled flight program of Ioannina Intl Airport, this time operated by the greek national carrier Aegean Airlines. Company executives visited Ioannina last week in order to announce the new flight to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl Airport, that will give a new boost to the touristic development of the area. The fact that Israeli tourists show a great increase of the total visiting wave, mainly to the mountainous area of Ioannina prefecture, but also travelling around Epirus, during the last seven years, sets a strong base for the implementation of this new route, considered by many local tourist and travelling authorities in Ioannina and Israel as a must-do. The scheduled flights will be operated with Airbus A320-200 and A320neo aircraft twice a week – every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets will be available for booking via the Aegean Airlines’ website and travel agents.