United Airlines has announced it plans to begin its 20th year of service to Israel with a new nonstop flight between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv´s Ben Gurion International Airport starting May 22, 2019, the company said.
The new service is subject to government approval. The new flight will be the first to be operated by a US carrier between the two cities.
Offering more nonstop service between the United States and Tel Aviv than any other US airline, United´s new route to Tel Aviv will be the carrier´s 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.
United´s new service between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv will offer convenient connections to nearly 70 destinations in the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas and Miami.
United Airlines has continuously served Israel since August 1999, when the airline began daily service between its New York/Newark hub and Tel Aviv, and in 2004 it increased to two flights daily.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.