United resumes daily flights from New York/Newark to Tel Aviv

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United Airlines announces the resumption of daily flights from New York/Newark to Tel Aviv, marking a significant step in restoring vital passenger and cargo service that was suspended in October.

Background on the Route Suspension

In October 2023, United made the decision to suspend flights between New York/Newark and Tel Aviv due to prevailing circumstances. This suspension had implications for travelers and cargo transport between the two destinations.

Ongoing security concerns prompted the decision United Airlines, along with several other major airlines (including Delta, American, and British Airways), to suspend flights to Tel Aviv.

The suspension decision has significantly impacted travellers with the US airline and also the Israeli tourism industry.

Details of the Resumed Flights

The decision to resume flight services followed a detailed safety analysis by the airline. The initial flights are now scheduled for March 2 and 4, and will include a stopover in Munich.

This stopover aims to ensure that all necessary service providers are prepared to support non-stop service between Newark and Tel Aviv.

Notably, there will be no departures from Newark to Tel Aviv on March 3 and 5. The overall goal is to resume daily nonstop service starting March 6, offering travelers more convenience and flexibility.

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Interior of Ben Gurion Airport terminal, Tel Aviv
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Collaboration with Stakeholders

United conducted a comprehensive safety analysis in making this decision. Collaboration with security experts, as well as government officials from both the United States and Israel took place.

In addition, consultation with related associations such as the Air Line Pilots Association and the Association of Flight Attendants was integral in developing protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of both passengers and crew.

Flexibility and Monitoring

Continued monitoring of the situation in Tel Aviv will inform any necessary adjustments to the ongoing flight scheduling.

United states that it remains committed to flexibility, with plans to potentially resume a second daily flight from Newark to Tel Aviv as early as May, reflecting anticipated recovery in travel demand.

Additionally, previous flying routes from San Francisco, Washington Dulles, and Chicago O’Hare will be evaluated for resumption in the coming fall.

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