Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 19 Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4830 times:
AFAIK, the rumours in the India Press and on this forum have enlisted Telaviv as a favoured destination, but expected to be launched only after Mauritius which is more likely to get started in favour of Telaviv--So this October does not really seem viable
Quoting Semsem (Reply 5): However traffic between Israel and India is strong; both business and tourist traffic.
I was not aware of that, because EL AL just have a 3x weekly flight on a B767 only to BOM.
How good are the loads on those flights
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4434 times:
Quoting Semsem (Reply 1): Is it because they are not allowed to fly over Arab countries to TLV which adds hours and fuel costs?
Quoting Semsem (Reply 5): No Arab country nor Islamic countries such as Iran and Pakistan, except for Egypt and Jordan, permit any carrier to fly over their territory to Tel Aviv.
I am quite sure that AI used to fly via Arab territory while they served TLV. That gives them a huge advantage
Quoting B742 (Reply 2): Knowing AI though the route will probably be via DXB, KWI and RUH!!
Unlikely A direct flight from RUH to TLV?
Quoting Karan69 (Reply 6): AFAIK, the rumours in the India Press and on this forum have enlisted Telaviv as a favoured destination, but expected to be launched only after Mauritius which is more likely to get started in favour of Telaviv--So this October does not really seem viable
Capacity would be there though. It is decided that MRU will be launched soon... either that flight will be extended to JNB, or an extra flight to JNB will be launched. The former is more likely, as the A310 can't reach J'Burg w/o stop (India has 5th dreesom rights from MRU - and another gateway as NBO, DAR or Lusaka seems 100 % unlikely), and the two rustbuckets that will come this year are, afaik, deployed for SFO and SYD (though this is rather speculation). Moreover, does anyone know about "new A310s" to join? Bottom line: First time I hear about the proposed TLV route. AI would be able to fly via the arab countries, and I am curious which city it will serve, if this rumor is true (it will be BOM most likely, but GOI or Manali would do, too )
Amirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4398 times:
The latest article I read states that it plans to use new plane that are suppose to join the fleet. Even if they dont get organized by join th reinstate the route, it will happen VERY soon. That is what has been said from India.
The article also stated that MAufan Skii (the AirIndia representative in Israel) mentioned that to fight competition, Air India plans "Big and Loud Suprises".
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4363 times:
Quoting Amirs (Reply 18): Air India plans "Big and Loud Suprises".
Please keep us updated! I doubt that the new 777s, that arrive in October and November, respectively, will be used (maybe an A310 that might be freed).. it could be that some A310s are coming (and there are rumors that 330s might join, too, but they are fruitless).
The own ordered 777s will only join sometime End of 2006.. but even i have heard that many things will change soon
Surprises? Maybe an extension to CAI?? But this are speculations just out of my head