United Airlines on Thursday announced that it was increasing the frequency of its nonstop flights between Tel Aviv and San Francisco from three a week to one per day.
The new daily flights will begin on October 8, 2016 on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners which fly faster, with passengers enjoying larger windows and better ventilation on the planes.
The additional flights will operate according to the same timetable as that of the existing flights.
Flights will depart Tel Aviv at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and land in San Francisco at 6:00 a.m.the same day.
The returns will depart San Francisco at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrive in Tel Aviv at 8:10 p.m. the following days.
Tickets to San Francisco cost $1, 200 for tourist class and $4, 500 for business first class.
“We’re very excited about introducing nonstop service between Tel Aviv and San Francisco with the customer- pleasing Dreamliner, ” said Avi Friedman, United’s managing director of sales in Israel. “This is a response to demand from our customers for direct flights to one of the United States’ most popular business and tourism destinations, with the added benefit of convenient onward connections from our San Francisco International hub.”
While American Airlines canceled its Tel Aviv-Philadelphia route, El Al recently added direct flights to Boston, and European low-cost carrier Ryanair announced new routes between Europe and Eilat’s Uvda Airport.