Update: The correct days of the week that the new flight will operate have been added below:
I wrote on DDF several hours ago that Delta would be adding 4 weekly nonstop flights between JFK and Tel Aviv effective 05/26/16.
It’s the first major US-Tel Aviv route announcement since American announced they would pull out of Tel Aviv in January.
Currently Delta operates 1 daily flight that leaves JFK at 11:51pm and arrives in Tel Aviv at 5:35pm the next day. The flight returns from Tel Aviv at 12:10am and arrives in JFK at 5:14am the same day.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, Delta will operate an additional flight that leaves JFK at 4pm and arrives in Tel Aviv at 9:50am the next day.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Delta will operate an additional flight that leaves Tel Aviv at 11:50am and arrives in JFK at 4:50pm the same day.
Both flights will be operated by a 777-200ER aircraft.