August 20, 2008

US Airways Seeks Approval for Daily Non-Stop Philadelphia-Tel Aviv Service

US Airways has filed an application to operate year-round service between its hub in Philadelphia, US, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Linking the two cities with a daily non-stop flight, the service is set to begin in July 2009 and is subject to both US Department of Transportation and Israeli government approval.

The airline said that Tel Aviv makes the 21st trans-Atlantic destination served from its Philadelphia hub. At more than 5,700 miles, the Tel Aviv flight will be the longest non-stop segment in the US Airways network made possible by the delivery of new, longer-range A330-200 aircraft in spring 2009.

Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways, said: "Announcing our first service to the Middle East is the perfect follow up to our London Heathrow service which began in March 2008."