United adds flights to Tel Aviv-San Francisco route

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United Airlines will operate daily flights to and from San Francisco starting in October.

Two months after launching direct flights between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, United Airlines today announced that it was increasing the frequency of its flights on the route from three a week to one per day

Daily flights will begin on October 8, 2016 on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The model is made out of lightweight materials that make it possible to fly faster, with passengers enjoying larger windows and better ventilation on the planes.

"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," said United Airlines Israel managing director Avi Friedman. "The success of the service indicates that we have a winning product, and that our customers appreciate the convenient timetable we are offering and the opportunity to save time. We are glad to offer them additional possibilities."

The additional flights will operate according to the same timetable as that of the existing flights. Flights to San Francisco will leave Ben Gurion Airport every day at 00:55 AM and reach San Francisco at 6:00 AM on the same day. Return flights will take off every day from San Francisco at 8:00 PM and land at Ben Gurion Airport at 8:15 PM of the following day (Israel time). The flight time will be 15:05 hours westward and 14:10 hours eastward.

The flight is useful for both passengers seeking to visit San Francisco and those looking for a follow-on flight from San Francisco. United Airlines operates 280 daily flights from San Francisco to 90 destinations in the US, Latin America, Europe, and the Asian Pacific.

Tickets to San Francisco cost $1,200 for tourist class and $4,500 for business first class.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 26, 2016

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United Airlines Photo: PR
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