777KLM From China, joined Apr 2005, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5208 times:
Currently El Al has code-sharing agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Swiss International Air Lines. So that's OneWorld, Skyteam and Star Alliance! I agree with you that El Al won't opereate any better in such an alliance. And I also think that Israel won't be a good and reliable hub for a global alliance.
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5172 times:
Quoting 777KLM (Reply 1): I agree with you that El Al won't opereate any better in such an alliance. And I also think that Israel won't be a good and reliable hub for a global alliance.
So do I ! I just think that the security standard that EL AL would require can not be fulfilled by any other Alliance member. They might even don't want to fulfill them as it is too expensive.
I don't see LY in any Alliance.
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5131 times:
I honestly can't see the benefits of LY joining any alliance in terms of the destinations that it can offer to other alliance members, except providing better access and codeshare opportunities to TLV market itself. LY's strength lies almost entirely west of Israel (europe + north america) so I don't see much conneting possibilities without much backtracking except for perhaps Greece/Eastern Europe. If you're talking about NBO, JNB, BKK, BOM etc, these markets are already well covered by other alliance members.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5120 times:
Despite the fact that TLV is LY's base of operations, it is not a connecting hub. LY's operations is designed to fly people into and out of TLV.
Even if Israel were able to improve relations with other countries in the Middle East, many of whom are still technically at war with Israel, I can't see LY turning TLV into a hub for the region. The demands of Israeli aviation security simply won't permit a hub and spoke operation.
That said, LY is better off simply maintaining code-share arrangements with other carriers