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United Airlines to Connect Washington, D.C. with Tel Aviv Next Year

By Paul Riegler on 2 August 2018
Western Wall and Golden Dome in Jerusalem

Western Wall and Golden Dome in Jerusalem

United Airlines announced plans to offer thrice-weekly non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv next year.

The new flight, subject to government approval, will be the carrier’s fourth to Israel. The start of service is scheduled for May 22, 2019.

Flights will depart Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport at 4:30 p.m. the following day.  Return flights will leave Tel Aviv on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 12:20 a.m. and arrive at Dulles at 5:50 a.m. the same day.

The Chicago-based airline will operate the flight using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

United currently offers twice-daily non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Tel Aviv as well as daily service between San Francisco and Tel Aviv

​ATLANTA (AP) — Southwest Airlines has begun nonstop flights from Atlanta to a Tennessee city.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the airline launched the flights from Atlanta to Nashville on Tuesday. It will operate five flights a day Monday through Friday between the cities, and three flights a day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Southwest Airlines Co. vice president of technical operations Trevor Stedke said in a statement when the airline announced the route in February that it answers business community requests in both cities.

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority CEO Doug Kruelen says business people have long sought more service between Nashville and Atlanta. Kruelen says the route brings more competition and options. Delta Air Lines already flies the route.

Dallas-based Southwest is the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport behind Atlanta-based Delta.

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