||After a few years running in which the stream of charter flights into Eilat seemed to have receded into history, there is good news. Around 90,000 passengers are expected to come through the Eilat and Ovda airports this winter, on about 900 direct international flights from Europe. The tourism ‘season' in Eilat as regards Europe is considered October through March. During this time Eilat expects to receive twelve flights weekly from new European destinations, including Berlin, Dusseldorf, Helsinki, Warsaw, and Cracow, as well as some 9,000 French, 6,000 Russian, 5,000 British, and 4,500 Italian visitors. With China and Korea both instituting flights to Israel this month, and Russian visa requirements lifted, an upsurge in tourism from these countries is also likely.