United Airlines to resume flights to Israel

United Airlines on Thursday announced it will resume flights between the U.S. and Israel in March.

“United plans to resume a daily flight from New York/Newark to Tel Aviv, the first step in restoring vital passenger and cargo service that was suspended in October,” United said in a press release.

The airline said flights on March 2 and March 4 will stop in Munich before continuing to Tel Aviv “to ensure all service providers are ready to support non-stop service to and from Newark.” It added its “goal is to resume daily nonstop service to Tel Aviv beginning March 6.”

“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,” the release says. “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.”

The airline also said it would “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,” the release continued. “Previous flying from San Francisco, Washington Dulles and Chicago O’Hare will be evaluated for resumption beginning in the fall.”

United was one of several airlines that suspended flights to Israel following the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel by the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

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