(August 2, 2022, Atlanta, GA, JNS Wire) The Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast United States welcomes the important decision by Delta Air Lines to offer direct flights between Atlanta and Tel Aviv. The news follows years of dialogue between Delta executives, the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern U.S., and Israel’s Ministry of Tourism office to the Southern U.S.
Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon and Tourism Director Yael Golan worked together, alongside many friends and partners in the region, to highlight the significance and value of resuming a direct connection between Israel and the Southeast U.S.
“These flights will serve to further strengthen the close relations between Israel, the state of Georgia and the Southeast U.S. and will have a significant and positive impact on our relations in a wide range of fields including political, economic, academic, and cultural exchanges,” said Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States.
“The direct route will significantly benefit both American and Israeli travelers by providing a direct link between the heart of the American South and Israel, creating an easier travel experience for one of our key markets. This will help travel from the southern U.S. to Israel reach new heights,” said Yael Golan, Director of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism office to the Southern United States.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a long-standing supporter of the bilateral relations with Israel, stated, “Delta has a long history of connecting Georgia to the world, and this direct flight between Atlanta and Tel Aviv will provide our state with opportunities for continued growth with important economic partners. The state of Georgia proudly supports Delta’s priority to provide service to Tel Aviv and we look forward to delivering expanded travel options for Georgians, strengthening international ties and creating new relationships in the region.”
Pat Wilson, the Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner also emphasized the importance of connectivity for the bilateral relationship with Israel, stated,
“The most important factor in building a successful business is connectivity, and that’s doubly true for international business. Working hand-in-hand with companies like Delta Air Lines and partners like the Consulate General of Israel, Georgia has a variety of assets that make global connections simple and seamless. We are excited about this newly strengthened bridge between Georgia and Israel and the opportunities that will undoubtedly come as a result.”
Tickets for flights between Hartsfield-Jackson and Ben Gurion airports will be available for purchase as of July 30th, 2022, for travel commencing May 10, 2023.