United Airlines will introduce a new nonstop flight between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport from May 22, 2019, subject to government approval. The new flight will be the first to be operated by a U.S. airline between the two cities.
The carrier’s new route to Tel Aviv will be its fourth flight to Israel. United currently operates twice-daily service between New York/Newark and Tel Aviv and daily nonstop service between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
“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 U.S. 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 traveling between the U.S. capital and one of the most advanced science and technology sectors in the world.”
United’s new service between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv will offer connections to nearly 70 destinations in the United States. The carrier has been serving Israel since August 1999, when the airline began daily service between its New York/Newark hub and Tel Aviv.
“We are thrilled to welcome another United Airlines flight to Israel from the United States,” said Yariv Levin, Israel’s Minister of Tourism.