WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), released a statement after the announcement by American Airlines today that they will stop service on their nonstop route between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv effective January 4:
"I am strongly opposed to the decision announced today by American Airlines to cancel this flight route. It is a critically important route, both for the constituents in my district who travel between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, and also for the growing business relationship between our city and Israel. The effects of this decision will not only hurt tourism between our two countries, it will have a negative impact on our economies. The ease and accessibility offered by this flight had significant long-term potential to stimulate growth and communication.
"I hope to work with American Airlines to see if there is an alternative solution to cancelling the route and will seek a meeting with the appropriate officials in the coming weeks to discuss options to keep this flight operating."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah