beechtobus From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10200 times:
SEL-FNJ. Not sure if there is actually any market between these two due to long standing political divides but two large cities that are near each other that would likely have multi hourly service if not for the whole communist and subsequent war in the 1950s thing.
DolphinAir747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10135 times:
Quoting beechtobus (Reply 2): SEL-FNJ. Not sure if there is actually any market between these two due to long standing political divides but two large cities that are near each other that would likely have multi hourly service if not for the whole communist and subsequent war in the 1950s thing.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10277 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10060 times:
For many years no airline service was allowed between Taiwan and Mainland China. This is part of the reason why Cathay Pacific grew so much since people had to transit via HKG or other airports.
For most of the 1990s, no Korean or Taiwanese airlines could fly between South Korea and Taiwan. Eventually the bilaterals were changed. Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific did start service on the route in the interim.
Currently there are very very few routes between India and Pakistan for political reasons.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
SCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1540 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9850 times:
TLV to the Gulf countries. It would be very easy to see EK, EY or QR with multiple daily flights to Tel Aviv for connections and tourism and businesses in both directions... if I am not mistaken Turkish Airlines is the most popular or one of the most popular foreign carriers in Israel now so religion and politics fortunately do not have much to do with price, service and connectivity.
I doubt that would happen in the long term in a hypotetical reunification. Pyongyang is only 120 miles in a line to Seoul, and both Gimpo and Incheon are more towards the North Korean border (so they are even closer!). Kaesong, North Korean second largest city and their "industrial" center is about 40 miles to Seoul... if reunificated, it would almost become a Seoul suburb.
If I am not mistaken, FNJ is closer to Seoul than any other domestic South Korean airport with services to GMP/ICN. Probably currently there would be the issues with the lack of good road/train infrastructure, but I am sure in Asia they would plan a high-speed train service very quickly (just dreaming). TAE (Daegu) is slightly further than Pyongyang to Seoul and it only has services to ICN with KE for long-haul connections (there are not even services to GMP or Asiana to Seoul), the train is only 1h30'.
MIA-HAV is flown non stop mutliple times a day by various carriers including American, Delta, IBC, Songbird. I think Vision stopped flying that route. They also fly to TPA and FLL from HAV and eventually MCO.
One of the biggest routes I see not flown for political reasons is:
DTW - BEY and just about most other Mideast flights in that region (Syria, Iran, Palestinian areas)
SYDBCN From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6744 times:
Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 15): Does anyone operate flights between Yerevan and Istanbul? TK or Armenavia?
Armavia operates 2 flights a week
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 13): MIA-HAV is flown non stop mutliple times a day by various carriers including American, Delta, IBC, Songbird. I think Vision stopped flying that route. They also fly to TPA and FLL from HAV and eventually MCO.
i cannot see any MIA-HAV flights operated by anyone... certainly not USA airlines...
rutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6233 times:
Quoting SYDBCN (Reply 16): i cannot see any MIA-HAV flights operated by anyone... certainly not USA airlines...
They are schedule charters and have restrictions on whom may buy and fly.
This morning there are arrivals from Miami at 9 and 10 am by Sky King 737s and at 11am by American Airlines B738 N865NN !
But sure is sure they exist. Seen them myself on a vacation to Cuba from the UK
For this thread my monies on TLV-THR. Prior history suggests significant traffic existed followed by TLV- JED there are many many hundreds of thousand of Israeli Arab Muslems and Iranian Jews that WOULD travel if allowed !
How about TLV-Morocco - a country with a Sephardi Jewish diaspora ?
DCAYOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5212 times:
Licenses to visit Cuba by US citizens are granted by the Bureau of Foreign Assets Control, a bureau of the Federal Department of Commerce. Additionally, US citizens of Cuban extraction are able to visit relatives in Cuba I think one time per year. This is also a primary reason for the charter flights.
dlphoenix From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5080 times:
Quoting jfk787nyc (Reply 12): Please advise why you would believe if DAM & BEY would even be on the list for flights between TLV?
There are multiple business and leisure opportunities that would support such travel. The train routes between Haifa and Damascus and Haifa and Beirut were quite busy before 1948. Just to name a few:
- Utilizing available talent across the border
Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 14): Not to get too technical, but FNJ-ICN and FNJ-SEL are both around 130 miles, so I'm not sure there would be multi-hourly flights... high speed train service though, is a different story.
Driving for a norther suburb of Seoul to Pyong Yang is like driving from Chandler Arizona to Tucson.
You reach your destination faster than it would have taken you to reach the airpline.
ETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 768 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4797 times:
In Africa, ADD-ASM comes to mind. Asmara was the second largest city in Ethiopia before Eritrea broke off. Even in the 80s, ET had daily flights b/w the two cities. Nowadays, I could have foreseen 3+ daily flights, if political challenges didn't get in the way.
Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 17): They are special government-sanctioned charters. Certainly not for the open public.
I expect this policy to change soon, in this current term.