Delta Airlines on Wednesday began flights between Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport and Logan International in Boston. The new route will run three times per week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the airline said.
The first flights of the new route are expected to be nearly full because of high demand.
US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport in honor of the new route.
Esty Herskowitz, Delta’s commercial manager for Israel, expressed her excitement about the new flight options:
“We’re thrilled to have launched this new service.”Delta Israel Commercial Manager Esty Herskowitz
“We’re thrilled to have launched this new service, which brings our weekly flights between Israel and the US to 10,” she said. “Offering nonstop access to two of our US East Coast hubs, Boston and New York, makes it easier for our customers to do business or enjoy a holiday.”
Delta will operate Airbus A330-900neo aircraft for the new route.