Israel’s Ministry of Tourism wants more airlines to fly to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport—and it’s promising marketing dollars to any that do.
The Ministry will provide subsidies to airlines that launch new non-stop gateway flights to the Holy Land. To be eligible, the flight must be from an airport located more than 74 miles from an airport that already offers direct flights to Israel.
Flights must operate from now through Oct. 31, 2017.
Airlines and airports meeting the criteria can submit applications to the Ministry's managing committee.
Four airlines currently operate as many as 10 daily flights from North America to Israel (Air Canada, Delta, El Al, and United), with nonstop service from Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, and San Francisco.