Airlines move to boost flights after High Court ruling to reopen airport

Airlines appear to be moving to increase flights to and from Israel following the High Court decision to remove the limits on the number of Israelis allowed to arrive in the country every day.

According to Hebrew media reports, United Airlines is moving to return to 13 flights a week from Newark and San Francisco to Tel Aviv. Israeli airlines Israir, Arkia and El Al are also expected to announce the return of multiple routes.

Illustrative: A Dreamliner 787-10 pulls up to a gate in Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, in 2019 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch attacks the High Court decision, saying the court is risking “bringing [virus] mutations into Israel. Good luck to us.”