US Airways yesterday announced plans to launch daily Philadelphia-Tel Aviv service in July 2009 contingent on approval from the US Dept. of Transportation and the Israeli government. It will use A330-200s scheduled to be delivered in the first half of next year. Tel Aviv would be US's only Middle East destination. Sama will launch twice-weekly Dammam-Beirut and thrice-weekly Riyadh-Asiut on Sept. 1.

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