United Airlines will inaugurate its newest intercontinental nonstop service this evening, linking San Francisco and Tel Aviv using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
United flight 954 will depart San Francisco International Airport at 8 p.m. and arrive in Tel Aviv tomorrow at 8:10 p.m. Flight time to Tel Aviv will be 14 hours 10 minutes. The service will be three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
On the return, United flight 955 will depart Tel Aviv at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in San Francisco at 6 a.m. the same day (all times local). Flight times will be 15 hours five minutes.
The service will operate for several weeks in June and July with Boeing 777 aircraft.
San Francisco is a key center for Israeli business travel and one of the most popular U.S. leisure destinations for Israelis.
United has served Israel for longer than any other U.S. airline operating flights to Tel Aviv, having offered service continuously since 1999.
The airline currently offers twice-daily Boeing 777 nonstop flights between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, and Tel Aviv.