United Airlines to launch Tel Aviv-Chicago route in September
by Zachary Keyser
July 7, 2020
United Airlines said this week it was further expanding its international schedule in September by adding new nonstop flights between Chicago and Tel Aviv. The new direct charter route will be introduced in September of this year. “We are proud of this announcement which is reflected in the company’s expanding flight schedule and looking forward to offering our customers more flight options that will connect Israel and the United States,” said United Airlines Israel CEO Avi Friedman…The flights will depart from Tel Aviv en route to Chicago O’Hare on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Return flights are scheduled for Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. READ MORE
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