United Airlines to become first US carrier resume Israel flights from early March

by James Wilkinson

United is planning to resume a daily flight from New York/Newark to Tel Aviv from early March, becoming the first United States carrier to return to Israel since October.

According to United, the initial Newark-Tel Aviv flights on March 2 and 4 will stop in Munich “to ensure all service providers are ready to support non-stop service to and from Newark”.

“No Newark departures to Tel Aviv are planned for March 3 and 5 and our goal is to resume daily nonstop service to Tel Aviv beginning March 6,” a spokesperson for United said.

“United conducted a detailed safety analysis in making this decision, including close work with security experts and government officials in the United States and Israel.

:We also worked closely with the Air Line Pilots Association and the Association of Flight Attendants to develop the protocols to ensure they are safe and well-informed.

“United will continue to monitor the situation in Tel Aviv and adjust the schedule as warranted, including changes to the resumed service from New York/Newark announced today.

“We’re eager to resume a second daily Tel Aviv flight from Newark as soon as May as travel demand recovers. Previous flying from San Francisco, Washington Dulles and Chicago O’Hare will be evaluated for resumption beginning in the fall.

“Resumed flights are available for booking on United.com and on the United app, alongside service on partner airlines including Lufthansa,” the spokesperson said.