United Airlines said it will resume flights from the United States to Israel beginning in March.
A cross-country United Airlines flight was forced to land in Chicago Wednesday as a result of what local media reports, citing a preliminary police report, called a bomb threat. United said only that flight 1533 from Newark to Los Angeles landed safely at O'Hare Airport as the result of a “security issue." Television footage aired by Chicago stations showed the plane landed at O'Hare away from the terminal, flanked by black vans.
United Airlines says it plans to resume flights to Israel next month, reviving a route that was suspended in October at the start of the Israel-Hamas war. The airline said Wednesday that it will start flights from Newark, New Jersey, to Tel Aviv with a stop in Munich on March 2 and March 4. United said it hopes to begin daily service on March 6 and to add a second daily flight as soon as May.