American Airlines Cargo has launched flights from John. F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), in New York City, and Miami International Airport (MIA) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Daily, year-round service between New York and the coastal city of Tel Aviv will be operated on a B777-200 aircraft, and the three-times weekly route between Miami and Tel Aviv will also be flown using a B777-200 aircraft.
Flights will initially carry around 15 tons of freight per flight and will depend on passenger load factors.
“It’s exciting to have cargo operations to and from Tel Aviv again,” said Tim Isik, managing director cargo sales – Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia for American Airlines Cargo.
“There is a real market demand, not only for service to our hubs in New York and Miami, but also for connections to onward destinations. We’re excited to keep the world’s goods moving with the addition of these routes and provide more connections for customers.”
Starting Oct. 31, 2021, American will also launch new three-times weekly service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and TLV on Boeing 787-9.
The airline’s GSA sales support in Israel is its long-term partner, AD Aviation International Services.
During the month of June, American plans to operate more than 5,700 widebody flights around the world.