Israel’s national airline is about to have more competition on its Tel Aviv-United States route. United Airlines announced Thursday that it will increase the frequency of its flights between Tel Aviv and San Francisco.
Currently United flies the route three times a week; but on October 8, the airline plans to launch daily flights on Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The new daily Tel Aviv – San Francisco route is bound to attract numerous business commuters and dual citizen immigrants. These passengers often find themselves forced to land in New York and then continue their journey onward with a second flight to the West Coast.
United Airlines Israel managing director Avi Friedman told Globes business news, “The decision to add flights on the San Francisco route was a response to strong demand for the route among consumers during the few months since it was launched.”