The new flight will be the first to be operated by the US carrier between the two cities
American carrier United Airlines have announced they will celebrate their 20-year-long operation in Israel by launching a new non-stop service. From 22 May next year, the airline will kick off a connection between its hub at Washington Dulles international airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion international airport.
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The route will be the airline’s third non-stop connection between the United States and Israel. United currently operates a twice-daily service between New York/Newark and Tel Aviv, and a daily non-stop service between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
But the service between the US capital and Tel Aviv will be the first ever operated by an American carrier. This new route will operate twice per week and will offer convenient connections to nearly 70 destinations in the United States, including Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas and Miami.
“As we begin celebrating 20 years of service in Israel, we want to thank our customers and employees who have helped make United the top US airline serving Israel,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network.
“We thank the Israeli government for its ongoing support and partnership. We look forward to continuing to serve Israel with this new service for our customers travelling between the US capital and one of the most advanced science and technology sectors in the world.”
“We are thrilled to welcome another United Airlines flight to Israel from the United States,” said Yariv Levin, Israel’s Minister of Tourism. “Today’s announcement is a wonderful way to celebrate United’s 20-year history in Israel and opens many more opportunities for both countries to continue to build strong relationships while growing business and expanding tourism.”