FCEDA's Gordon hails United's announcement that it will begin air service between Dulles and Tel Aviv

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (office) or 571-213-5065 (mobile)

Nonstop flights to begin in May, 2019

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia -- Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), had this to say regarding United Airlines' announcement that it will begin nonstop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Ben Gurion Airport, servicing Tel Aviv, Israel, in May, 2019:                                                                       

“A direct flight from Dulles to Tel Aviv helps not only the business and residential communities in this region, but it also will enable the FCEDA office in Tel Aviv to be more successful in sending Israeli companies to our county. Israeli businesses have world-class technologies that are appropriate for this marketplace. Fairfax County’s office in Tel Aviv has had considerable success in helping bring Israeli companies to Fairfax County and this will greatly accelerate that effort.”

The FCEDA has had permanent representation in Tel Aviv since 2005 to work with Israeli companies interested in expanding in the U.S. market.

The new flight will be the first to be operated by a U.S. carrier between the two cities. United's new service between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv will also offer connections to nearly 70 destinations in the United States. 

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund one of the nation’s most prestigious school systems and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled and well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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