The world’s largest airline is returning to Israel after five years, and will operate a daily flight from TLV to JFK. The inaugural Boeing 777-200 flight will depart May 8.
The return of the world’s largest airline to Israel after a five-year hiatus was first reported here on Passport.News in February, and further elaborated in an interview with VP Sales at AA, Tom Lattig. Now it’s official: The inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to New York is scheduled to depart on May 8.
American Airlines will offer the choice between Business Class, Premium Economy and Main Cabin products. Passengers will enjoy wi-fi and entertainment systems on all three classes, as well as pre-ordered kosher meals and wine, public announcements in Hebrew, subtitling on select audio and entertainment options and more.
The return of AA to the Israeli market marks an important milestone in its business partnership with Jet blue. This partnership will enable connections and improved access to the largest airport network in Northeastern United States. It is a strategic move for both airlines, part and parcel of the post-corona relaunch.
As previously reported, American Airlines will soon operate two more direct routes to Israel: from Miami and Dallas.
The carrier will also adopt the new VeriFly app, a smart digital health passport which offers passengers updates on the entry requirements at their destination, and allows real-time verification of COVID-related credentials.
Jan Pullman-Lavi, AA sales manager in Israel, said the launch of the new daily route from JFK to TLV is just the first step in an extensive move to open additional destinations for direct flights to and from Israel. American Airlines’ direct flights to TLV have been adapted to the preferences and needs of the Israeli public, whilest maintaining the highest level of service and flight experience.