US Airways Wishes 'Bilui Naim', or 'Have a Good Time'
July 01, 2009
First-ever daily service to the Middle East will connect the two sister cities, Philadelphia and Tel Aviv
US Airways debuts new, daily nonstop flying to Tel Aviv from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport today, linking the two sister cities and bolstering travel options between Israel and the United States.
Senior Vice President, East Coast, International and Cargo Operations Suzanne Boda said, "Tel Aviv is an extremely exciting component of our trans-Atlantic portfolio and we're pleased by the strong bookings our newest route is seeing. We look forward to offering this service and greatly appreciate the partnership of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation."
New Airbus A330-200 aircraft with seating for 20 in Envoy — US Airways' trans-Atlantic business class — and 238 in the main cabin will operate the year-round flying. The route will also be the longest in the US Airways system at more than 5,700 miles.
Tel Aviv is the third of three new trans-Atlantic routes from Philadelphia in 2009. Birmingham, U.K. and Oslo, Norway offerings began in May.