As part of MassTLC's 2020 Challenge (to drive 100,000 jobs in the tech sector this decade), we have identified the lack of non-stop air service to certain major innovation regions around the globe as an inhibitor to growth here in Massachusetts. One such region is Israel. We believe that direct flights between Boston and Tel Aviv via El Al would be a catalyst for company formation and growth here in Massachusetts. But we need your help.
El Al has multiple expansion opportunities in the US and we need to demonstrate that Boston should top their list. We are working with the Massachusetts Port Authority, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, other key organizations that generate large amounts of travel to Israel, and a top consulting team, expert in aviation, with strong links to El Al, and are planning to make our case to El Al in the fall.
A local survey firm, Strategic Partners, has been retained by Massport to conduct a survey of businesses, organizations and individuals about their current and expected travel to Israel. In order to avoid duplicate entries and to avoid spamming you with multiple copies of the survey, we are asking those who are interested in taking the survey and supporting the strategic and business case to El Al about nonstop Boston-Tel Aviv service Opt-In here to receive the survey. This step will take less than a minute.
Those who have opted-in should expect to receive a survey to follow in the coming weeks. We appreciate your participation in this important initiative to help grow jobs here in Massachusetts.