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EL AL May Drop Cairo Route  
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

EL AL is thinking of dropping the Cairo as they are losing $20 million a year on this route. There is a possibility that Israir or Arkia will take it over with smaller aircraft.

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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

that wouldn't surprise me, seems to make sense.

I flew that route in July 2005, one way, CAI-TLV, and the flight was maybe 60% full. It's a 73G that goes only twice a week, anyway. There is obvious political significance to the route, so downsizing to smaller aircraft makes sense.

Also, maybe frequencies should be increased? When there are only 2x per week, no flexibility, no one likes that.


User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 1):
maybe frequencies should be increased? When there are only 2x per week, no flexibility, no one likes that

good point.

Quoting Semsem (Thread starter):
There is a possibility that Israir or Arkia will take it over with smaller aircraft.

smaller A/C and increased frequencies wouldnt be a bad idea.
Israelis love to travel abroad. Besides, Egypt ( Red Sea and Sinai) are very popular destinations for Israelis anyway. So, if the TLV-CAI route is provided with enhanced frequencies and more competitive pricing i m confident that it will turn profitable for any operator.



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User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

i flew Air Sinai on an unpainted beat-up 737-200 and it was full (Kenyan tourists transitting Cairo on way home to Nairobi) NO! leg room at all.

Good route for Isair's ATR's or do they still have Dash 7's at Arkia?


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting RJNUT (Reply 3):
Good route for Isair's ATR's or do they still have Dash 7's at Arkia?

They still have Dash7 I believe



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User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

They fly both Dash (7) and ATR (4). The problem is the cost of security in Cairo. I doubt it will ever be profitable. It is a political route.

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